Leuchars was one of the oldest airfields in the UK, its links with military aviation go back to 1911. Following the outbreak of war in 1939 the station was identified as an ideal location to launch maritime operations under Coastal Command. From 1950-2015 Leuchars was on permanent guard with every type of operational interceptor in RAF service.
This book addresses the deconstruction of a founding myth and the last "great narrative" (for the time being) of the Occident - the narrative that Europe grew out of liberal humanistic traditions and, by way of several intermediate stages since classical antiquity, has gradually come to have its present form, one based on democratic values.
In the late 1930s the RAF constructed a new airfield, near the village of Acklington, Northumberland, to train aircrews. With the outbreak of hostilities, it was hastily converted to a fighter station, deploying Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons against German bombers, and continued to host night fighters long after the Battle of Britain was won.
The period 1939-1959 was a crucial one in the history of the East Coast Main Line stretching from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. The book takes a snapshot of the line in the 1930s then pays meticulous attention to the impact of the Second World War and the creation of British Railways following nationalisation in 1948.
When Alan Hull joined the band Brethren, soon renamed Lindisfarne, in 1968, it was the start of a chequered saga. From their origins in the beat and folk boom of the 1960s to acclaim as a popular UK live act and the successful second album 'Fog on the Tyne', their disbanding, and reunion, Lindisfarne have a history that has lasted over forty ......
From Secret Luftwaffe to Hossbach War Conference 1935-37
Revealed is Goering's role in creating the Luftwaffe and the German prewar economy during 1935-37 that set the stage for the launching of WWII in 1939. Also revealed are his second marriage to a popular stage actress, occupation of the Rhineland, diplomatic missions to Poland and Italy, hunting career, and the top-secret Hossbach war conference.
To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya shows how Italian authorities used the contradictory forces of tradition and modernity to both legitimize their colonial enterprise and construct a vital tourist industry.
History, Lore, and Recipes from America's Golden Age
A delightful romp through America's Golden Age of Cocktails The decades following the American Civil War burst with invention-they saw the dawn of the telephone, the motor car, electric lights, the airplane-but no innovation was more welcome than the beverage heralded as the "cocktail." The Gilded Age, as it came to be known, was the Golden ......