Het Nest van het Wondervliegtuig
A new book of the air war above Flanders during WW
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. (Inside Belgium + 5 Euro Post and Pack).
70 YEARS BELGIAN AIR FORCE
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.
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