SUOMESSA (PANZERS IN FINLAND)
by Kari Kuusela
A scarce photographic record of the operation of German
Panzer units in Finland between 1941 and 1944. The history
of these units and their crews is recorded here for the
first time. There are more than 225 contemporary photographs
of Panzers of all types including Assault Guns, elderly
Pz.Kpfw Is and IIIs, Somuas and Maultier rocket launchers.
Finnish/English text and captions
As new in plastic sleeved boards
-Large format, 272pp, 225+ b/w photos & illustrations
The Isle of Sheppey in North Kent
was the birthplace of aviation in the UK and early pioneers,
including the Wright Bros and Charles Rolls, gathered on its
low, flat ground to undertake experimental flights. By 1909
the Short Bros has established the first British aircraft
factory and from there events snowballed. By 1911 the first
naval aviators began training at nearby Eastchurch, which
site became the first Royal Naval Air Station. The station
served with distinction in the war that soon followed, as it
did again through WWII, until its closure in the late 1940s.
This book serves as a timely reminder of the island's great
contribution to the story of flight in the UK.