Erscheinungsdatum: 02/2010, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: No. 12 Group RAF, Titelzusatz: Royal Air Force College Cranwell, RAF Fighter Command, RAF Watnall, Hucknall Airfield, World War II, Luftwaffe, Battle of Britain, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, No. 11 Group RAF, Redaktion: Surhone, Lambert M. // Timpledon, Miriam T. // Marseken, Susan F., Verlag: Betascript Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Technik // Sonstiges, Seiten: 152, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 243 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The author’s search for the annihilated Polish community captured in his grandfather’s 1938 home movieTraveling in Europe in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz, the author’s grandfather, captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland on 16 mm Kodachrome color film. More than seventy years later, through the brutal twists of history, these few minutes of home-movie footage would become a memorial to an entire community - an entire culture - that was annihilated in the Holocaust.Three Minutes in Poland traces Glenn Kurtz’s remarkable four-year journey to identify the people in his grandfather’s haunting images. His search takes him across the United States; to Canada, England, Poland, and Israel; to archives, film preservation laboratories, and an abandoned Luftwaffe airfield. Ultimately, Kurtz locates seven living survivors from this lost town, including an eighty-six-year-old man who appears in the film as a thirteen-year-old boy.Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, funny, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of these seven survivors and their Polish hometown. Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz’s home movie became the sole remaining record of a vibrant town on the brink of catastrophe. From this brief film, Glenn Kurtz creates a riveting exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival - a monument to a lost world.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P.J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019654/bk_adbl_019654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Athis Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield which is located approximately 1 km southeast of Athis, approximately 132 km east-northeast of Paris.Originally a 1930s airport which was seized by the Germans during the Battle of France, it was used by the Luftwaffe, then by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, the site was abandoned and is now agricultural fields.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vogelsang Airfield (Fliegerhorst Vogelsang) is an abandoned World War II military airfield located approximately 3 miles northwest of Schleiden (Nordrhein-Westfalen), approximately 330 miles southwest of Berlin. The airfield is a part of the former Ordensburg Vogelsang military training area. The airfield was built as part of the National Socialist estate about 1935 for light courier aircraft operations. It was likely a grass airfield with a small aircraft parking area and possibly a hangar and a station building. In May 1940, as part of the buildup in western Germany prior to the Battle of France, the Luftwaffe stationed Kampfgeschwader 76 (KG 76) with Dornier Do 17Z light bombers, and Jagdgeschwaders 3 and 21 (JG 3, JG 21) with Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighters at the airfield.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! RAF Tangmere was a Royal Air Force station famous for its role in the Battle of Britain, located at Tangmere village about 3 miles east of Chichester in West Sussex, England. American RAF pilot Billy Fiske died at Tangmere and was the first American aviator to die during World War II. Famous World War II ace Douglas Bader was a Wing Commander at Tangmere in 1941. As war threatened in the late thirties, the fighters became faster, with Hawker Furies, Gloster Gladiators, and the Hawker Hurricanes powered by the famous Merlin engines all being used at Tangmere. In 1939 the airfield was enlarged to defend the south coast against attack by the Luftwaffe, with Tangmere's only hotel and some houses being demolished in the process. The RAF commandeered the majority of houses in the centre of the village, with only six to eight families being allowed to stay. It was only in 1966 that the village resumed its status as a civilian community.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! RAF Hawkinge was an airfield in Kent, near to the south coast and the closest airfield to the French coast. It took part in the Battle of Britain and it was home to No. 79 Squadron RAF. The site has been largely built over, but part is occupied by the Kent Battle of Britain Museum. The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England) is the name given to the air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially Fighter Command. The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "The Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin..."
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valence-Chabeuil Airport is an airport in France, located about 5 miles east-southeast of Bourg-lès-Valence (Departement de la Drome,Rhone-Alpes), approximately 300 miles south-southeast of Paris. The airport was a pre-World War II French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) airfield. After the Battle of France, it was sized by Nazi Germany in November 1942. It was later used by the Luftwaffe, and after the Allied Invasion of southern France in August 1944, by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force. Used by the French Air Force base after the war, it was closed and today the airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service. It is still occasionally used by military aircraft.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gerbini Airfield is a series of abandoned World War II military airfields in Sicily, located 23 KM West of Catania, near the intersection of the A19 and SP24 highways. The airfields consisted of a series of flat agricultural fields, used for runways and parking areas. First used by German Luftwaffe forces during the Battle of Sicily, they were attacked on several occasions by United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force bomber aircraft. Later, they were seized by Allied ground forces and used by the USAAF during the battle. Army engineers compacted the earth and improved the field for use by light and medium bombers. Also a tent encampment was established for ground support and for station infrastructure. Twelfth Air Force units stationed at Gerbini.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Laon-Athies Air Base is an abandoned military airfield, which is located near the city of Laon in the Aisne department of France. Its history begins before World War II, when it was originally a grass civil airdrome. During the German occupation of France (1940 1944), the Luftwaffe developed the airdrome into a major military airfield, basing a variety of planes at the airfield, as well as using it as a maintenance and supply depot. Attacked frequently by Allied Air Forces, the Luftwaffe base was seized by Allied Ground Forces in September 1944 and was used as a Fighter and bomber base by the United States Army Air Force until the end of the war.