Young or old, most people have heard of the Lancaster bomber.
This legendary aircraft has bequeathed to the world an invaluable heritage beloved of generations of movie-goers, air show enthusiasts and historians alike.
Exploits such as the famous low-level raid by 617 ‘Dam Busters’ Squadron on Germany’s hydro electric dams in May 1943 are without equal.
Now 70 years on from that remarkable raid, Martin Bowman’s timely new release charts the course of the Lancaster’s career in the skies.
With an exciting selection of black and white and colour images, Legacy of the Lancasters evokes a real sense of the scale and majesty of this iconic aircraft.
Such is the legacy handed down by this aviation icon that it us up there with the Spitfire and the Flying Fortress in terms of affection, nostalgia and lasting fame.
Two Lancasters are still flying today, one in Britain and another in Canada, while many are proudly displayed in museums throughout the world.
Author Martin Bowman – a well-known British historian,writer and photographer – lives in Norwich and is a former member of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment. One of Britain’s leading aviation authors, he has written a multitude of books on World War Two and other conflicts since.
The Lancaster is one of his major interests and he has flown four trips around England in the aircraft.
Legacy of the Lancasters is published by Pen & Sword.
We’ve got two copies of Legacy of the Lancasters to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply send your answer to the question below to Lancasters Competition, c/0 Debbie Butler, The Visitor Office, Victoria Street, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4AG, or online to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please don’t forget to include a phone number or email address.
Closing date is Wednesday October 30.
Question: Who wrote Legacy of the Lancasters?