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Het Nest van het Wondervliegtuig


A new book of the air war above Flanders during WW I.

Het Nest van het Wondervliegtuig. Vliegveld Koksijde 1914 – 1918

A hundred year ago, in June 1916, an icon of World War I aerial combat reached the Western Front. That new fighter plane started its operational life on the quiet airfield of Furnes near the Belgian coast. The new book of Bernard Deneckere not only describes the first flights of this mysterious and famous British plane, but also covers the air war above the Yser River and Belgian coast. In this air war the airfield of Furnes played a notorious role. Entitled “Het nest van het wondervliegtuig (the nest of the magical plane)” the new book shows how the Belgian, French and British (RNAS) air forces behaved during the five years of severe battles in Flanders. It also assesses the infrastructure of the air field of Furnes, squadrons and aircraft active on Furnes, strategy and tactics. This book is full of eyewitness accounts, official reports and more than 100 large pictures illustrating these heroic efforts. 170 footnotes, and an appendix with information on the Belgian Air Force during that period.
Paper back, full colour cover, black and white illustrations, 172 pages and more than 130 illustrations.
Price 25 Euro.








 To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force, a unique book project is being prepared. It will be presented

at the end of June during the BAF DAYS 16 at the Florennes Air Base.

We have chosen a unique concept for two volumes: the first volume will give an overview of the past 70 years; the other

will give an overview of our current capabilities and will take a look at the future.


For this publication, the author, Daniel Brackx and several photographers of the Belgian Armed Forces have produced

unique footage, often made during operational missions.
For additional information and purchase click the picture above.



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