Membury at War - A Wartime History of Membury Airfield Berkshire, by Roger Day

£16.99
Membury at War - A Wartime History of Membury Airfield Berkshire, by Roger Day
Membury at War - A Wartime History of Membury Airfield Berkshire, by Roger Day

Published privately by the author in 2011, 96 pages. Paperback - 19cm by 25cm (N5319). Book signed by the author on the title page

From the rear side cover: Everyday thousands of motorists pass Membury Services on the M4 Motorway between London and Bristol. Few will see the old concrete runways or notice the hangars as they speed by, but both are clues to its former wartime past. In 1941 the landscape around the tiny settlement of Lambourn Woodlands changed dramatically. During that year the Air Ministry took control of over 500 acres of land and started to build an airfield, just one of many being constructed in the United Kingdom at that time. Membury airfield officially opened in August 1942 and over the following three years played a vitally important part in the liberation of Nazi occupied Europe. The book includes over 100 photographs - the majority published for the very first time.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover, and the book does curve gently upwards along the left and right hand edges from where it has been stored flat on the shelves
Condition New