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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 a Master of Arts in Public History from the University of Western Ontario. His research interests include air power in the Second World War, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean,… 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
Fitzgerald-Black has done an outstanding job of refocusing attention on the air war over Sicily and has contributed to the study of air power history. His work resides alongside Chris Rein and Robert Ehlers in broadening our understanding of the Mediterranean theatre during the Second World War. His expert linking of tactical, operational, and strategic in a clear narrative allows all readers to understand that while one area of a campaign might be deemed a tactical misstep, the overarching importance of the strategic victory cannot be taken for granted.
This is a well-researched work that details the allied air operations over Sicily it includes a very comprehensive list of the aircraft used by the forces on both sides of the conflict. Added to which are some really interesting aerial photographs and flight maps. Although primarily about the air cover for Operation Husky there are comprehensive details of how these air operations were interacting with the ground operations.
For anyone doing an in-depth study of air operations over Sicily or with an interest in air warfare this is a must have book, laid out in a format that is easy to read and understand. A great read with lots of credits from Alexander’s research work.