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Vampires and Fleas - A History of British Aircraft Preservation

By Alec Brew

ISBN: 9781861266316
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): July 2003
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 50 black & white photographs

The Second World War saw the flying machine leap to the forefront of warfare. But after the war, these aircraft were sent for scrap and whole types quickly became extinct. In the sixties a small, but dedicated, band decided to save some of these irreplaceable aircraft for posterity. Soon afterwards the British Aircraft Preservation Council was formed.

In this book Alec Brew tells the whole story of the British aircraft preservation movement. From early days at Old Warden and the Science Museum, through the establishment of the famous, but now long-past, Skyframe and Strathallan collections, to the present day, where every area of the country can boast its own collection of aircraft. And what do nearly all these collections contain? Why, a De Havilland Vampire and a Mignet Flying Flea, of course!

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