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Hell on High Ground Volume 2

Hell on High Ground Volume 2

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{detailed description}Since the dawn of aviation, the mountains and hills of the UK and Ireland have caused havoc to low flying aircraft. Poor navigational aids and bad weather, coupled with young inexperienced aviators, often took their toll; especially during World War Two. Aside from British losses, America and Canada lost many of their sons in these tragedies. The weather often proved to be a greater threat than the enemy and both fighters and bombers of the RAF and 8th Air Force ended up littering the mountains and hills of the British Isles, in many cases the wreckage still remains to this day. In this book the author describes the events surrounding 110 high-ground crashes. Much of the information has been gleaned from accounts of those involved, e.g. survivors, rescuers or eye-witnesses, though on other occasions information has been gathered from 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 have also added a more personal touch to many of the stories, of events that had been forgotten, except by those directly involved.
During recent years there has been a fascination for aircraft crash sites, be they on high ground or otherwise. The important thing to remember is that people were quite often killed in these accidents.
Although the wreckage Scattered throughout the hills is probably about as close as most will get to viewing these aircraft types, especially the wartime aircraft, we have to spare a thought for those lost; that is the idea of these books. These are not Just lumps of rusted old steel and crumpled alloy, but pieces of history that not only changed the lives of those who flew the aircraft, but also the lives of everyone in the free world.
Areas covered:
THE PEAK DISTRICT
THE YORKSHIRE MOORS
THE LAKE DISTRICT
THE WESTERN PENNINES
THE ISLEOFMAN
THE SOUTH-WEST MOORLANDS
SCOTLAND AND THE HIGHLANDS
THE BORDER HILLS
THE WELSH MOUNTAINS
NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE IRISH REPUBLIC
THE ISLANDS AND OUTER HEBRIDES

{Author / Publisher / Date}by David W. Earl
published by Airlife 1999 1st edn. 308pp illustrated, appendices, bibliography 15x22 paperback
{condition}near fine
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