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Eagles over Husky: The Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian Campaign, 14 May to 17 August 1943 by Alexander Fitzgerald-Black. Get Your Copy Now! NOW AVAILABLE from Helion & Company, one of the world’s leading specialist publishers & booksellers of military history. In the summer of 1943, the United Nations began Operation HUSKY, the invasion… Continue reading The Book
Eagles over Husky is Alexander Fitzgerald-Black’s first book. He has a Master of Arts in Military History from the University of New Brunswick and is a Master of Arts in Public History candidate at the University of Western Ontario. His research interests include air power in the Second World War, with a particular focus on… Continue reading The Author
Explore what military historian Williamson Murray called “the greatest air battle of the Mediterranean war.” This interactive timeline outlines 17 events that shaped the Second World War in the Mediterranean during the spring and summer of 1943. Please visit this link to view the Eagles over Husky Timeline. Host TimelineJS will not embed its custom timelines… Continue reading The Timeline
Op Husky is generally glossed over in histories of the Italian campaign, the air component of the campaign rarely attracts more than a few paragraphs and has been long overdue academic scrutiny for many years. This new history has rectified the historical shortfall and, in some style, covering the fierce air battle over Sicily from strategic down to tactical level and back up again. The narrative is well-balanced, viewing the fighting from both sides and importantly from a guide’s perspective, linking the battle to events on the ground and at sea. The chapters on Tactical Air Support during Operation Hardgate and the failure to interdict against Operation Lehrgang are particularly informative. 5/5
The heat kept me indoors most of the weekend, so I read Eagles over Husky by Alexander Fitzgerald-Black non-stop. The book was a riveting, fascinating, and human history of the Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian campaign of World War Two. Full of interesting characters and stories. Highly recommend!