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Over Here and Over There: Ilford aerodromes and Airmen in the Great War

Author: John Barfoot
ISBN: 0 86025 485 2


Told chronologically, this books has five main strands – The history of Hainault Farm, Fairlop, and RNAS Chingford airfields from 1914 to 1919, with many references to sister aerodromes at Hornchurch (Suttons Farm), Joyce Green, and Rochford. The stories of individual airmen who either flew from these airfields (and the subsequent adventures) or who came from the Ilford area.

All the airship, aircraft and naval attacks on England 1915-1918, including the Zeppelin raiders and their English attackers. The trench war in Flanders, as seen from the air. The scene on the Home Front, with queues and shortages, as well as the results of air attacks and accidents.

196 pages, 47 photographs

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