Cambridgshire is the county featured in the third volume of the ‘War-Torn Skies’ series of books. This new volume focuses on Cambridgeshire:
For those who lived through this period this book will bridge the years and evoke fading memories, historians, students and those with a desire for aviation knowledge of this county in general will find this an enthralling read.
It is possible in many counties to walk around unaware of many historical events and happenings in Hertfordshire as so few have attracted permanent memorials. The aim of this work is to make the reader more aware of the history on their door-step. By utilising some of the eye-witness accounts, no longer available first hand with the passing of many witnesses, and wartime archives it hopes to stimulate further personal research avenues to be undertaken in the future; this can be immensely satisfying, as one never quite knows where such an undertaking may lead to.
Researching the history of your own town or village has never been more popular. The dramatic and pivotal events of WW2 left their mark on every corner of the county, but details of these many events have, until now, not been recorded. No other source exists detailing the air activity in the county of Hertfordshire. The book lists the airfields and other notable aviation locations in the area. Also included is a listing of aircraft crash sites with detailed investigations.
Julian Evan-Hart is one of Britain’s leading metal detector users, and has spent much of his life researching the history of his county, from the Iron Age to the Second World War. Julian is a regular contributor to metal detecting and treasure hunting journals and is author of the best selling book ‘Beginner’s Guide to Metal Detecting’ he has recently featured in BBC2’s Time Watch and journeyed to Jordan as part of a expedition to locate the sites where Laurence of Arabia fought.