Hell On High Ground:- Volume 2. World War II Air Crash Sites
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||June 2002|
|INSIDE:||204 b/w photographs|
Since the dawn of aviation the mountains and hills of the UK and Ireland have wrecked havoc on low flying aircraft. Poor navigational aids, coupled with bad weather and inexperienced aviators often took their toll, especially during the World War II.
As well as many British losses, our allies, America, Canada, Australia and Poland also lost many men in these tragedies. Now for the first time in many cases, their stories can be told.
Here in the second volume on the subject, the author describes in detail the events surrounding 110 high ground crashes, much information having been gleaned from accounts of those involved, i.e survivors, rescuers or eye-witnesses, and through reliable sources such as the Ministry of Defence, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and historical archives at the Public Records Office via historians.
Next of kin to those who perished also provided a more personal touch to many of the stories, events that had hitherto been forgotten, except by those directly involved.
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