Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 16th March
Visitors are invited to 're-live exciting personal stories' about Duke Boswell, the man who on D-Day jumped out of a C-47 transport aircraft, and also about Huie Lamb, a fighter pilot who lost his P-51 Mustang in the English Channel.
It's not all about the first and second World War though, the American Air Museum keeps up to date, allowing visitors to hear the story of Robert Gutierrez, an army man who joined the US Air Force the day after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. On display are his uniforms that he wore on active service in Afghanistan.
Duxford and the Big Wings 1940-45(Hardback)
by Martin Bowman
A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF, German and American 'Eagles' who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 and the great air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. The first five and a half chapters cover the… Read more...
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Author talk: Richard Van EmdenWed 6th April
As his latest work, The Somme, is released, we chatted to best-selling Great War author Richard Van Emden about his career, Harry Patch and the Somme centenary Read article...