Martin Bowman is among the best-known aircraft photographers in the country and Halsgrove have previously published his celebrated book of classic aircraft photographs Airs & Graces. In this new work he has explored the many Second World War airfields in East Anglia, taking evocative photographs of all that remains, from empty, echoing control towers to the graffiti and wall-art left by the intrepid airmen, many of whom flew to their deaths, from this remote corner of England.
These airfields continue to hold a fascination for many thousands who visit the area each year in search of this aspect of our military heritage.
Martin W. Bowman's interest in WWII and contemporary aviation was fired by the proliferation of US and RAF air bases in his native East Anglia. He is a widely respected military historian who has written over seventy books on aviation and other related subjects. All have been built up from many years of painstaking and fact-finding research, interviews and correspondence with contributors in America, Europe, and throughout the world. His quest has taken him to all parts of the world, to 21 countries, including the USA, Africa, Australia, and Russia and the world's war zones of Mogadishu, Somalia, and Bosnia. He lives in Norwich and is active in historical research concerning East Anglia and the many RAF and USAAF squadrons that were based there during the War. He also has a passion for flying in military aircraft and driving British Racing Green sports cars.
Imprint: Halsgrove, ISBN 978 1 84114 534 1, hardback, 220x240mm, 144 pages, 180 colour pages. Published July 2006. Reprinted October 2016.