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    Posted: 27 Mar 2009 at 12:58
ZIJ VIELEN UIT DE HEMEL
by Eddy Lambrecht

Zij Vielen
Uitgeverij Groeninghe, Belfaststraat 12, B 8500 Kortrijk
175pp, 176×252mm, hardback, ISBN 9789077723005
UK CCI members can order copies at 35 Euros, including postage, from edlambrecht@skynet.be
 
The title of this delightful book translates, from the Flemish, as They Fell from the Sky. As with his previous book, Eddy covers aspects of the first war in the air over Flanders, using themed chapters on subjects such as the Zeebrugge seaplane station, air fights over Houthulst Forest and Jasta 17 at Gistel. There is a good balance between Allied and German subjects.
 
Few will be conversant in Flemish but that should not be a deterrent to acquiring this book which is stuffed with an amazing amount of quality photographs that have been reproduced to the highest standard. One or two were familiar to me, but the others were new. Many of the Allied subjects are shown as they fell, with many being crashed. The shots include personnel and a selection of war graves. I was interested to see P.W. Anderson given coverage in the appendix; his story was told in our journal. That of 2Lt N. Sharples, of 7 Sqn, has not, but his story receives a chapter of coverage by Eddy.
 
Current exchange rates may not be favourable but this is too good a book to miss
 
MD, Volume 40 Number 1


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