Scottish Airfields in the Second World War
Lothians v. 1
By (author) Martyn Chorlton
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Scottish Airfields in the Second World War by Martyn Chorlton
Book DescriptionScotland's contribution to allied success in the Second World War was colossal. The Lothian region employed thousands of workers in the building of warships, aircraft components, military vehicles, munitions, food and coal. This thoroughly researched and action packed book describes the history of the airfields, highlights the work carried out from them and describes the overall effect of the war on the daily lives of local people. It will appeal equally to aviation enthusiasts and to readers who recall the era when Scottish skies throbbed with the drone of departing and returning aircraft.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846741067
(210mm x 148mm x mm)
Imprint: Countryside Books
Publisher: Countryside Books
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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