It gets miserably hot in DC during the summer and especially in August.
I saw these photos on the Weather Channel site and thought I would sure as hell rather be in one of these places right now than DC. But in DC I am–working away on my second novel.
Along California’s central coast, the Santa Lucia Mountains rise in steep cliffs along the ocean, creating a closer-to-home version of…
Malta During World War Two
The fuselage of Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520 “Faith”, in Palace Square, Valletta, Malta, on the occasion of its presentation to the people of Malta by Air Officer Commanding Air Headquarters Malta, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park.
(photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum )
Hawker Hurricane Mark IIs of the Malta Night Fighter Unit wait at readiness at Ta Kali,…
Spitfires of Royal Canadian Air Force in Tunisia World War Two
Flight Lieutenant W.H. Pentland, of No. 417 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, awaiting start up in his Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC (s/n BR195 ‘AN-T’) at Goubrine, Tunisia, in May 1943. Other aircraft of the squadron are lined up alongside.
(photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum)
USS Wasp Twice Resupplied Malta with Spifires
In the early 1930s the British government decided Malta would not be defended if war came. While a major naval base with huge warship repair years for the Royal Navy, no funds were allocated for building up the defenses of Malta. Those defenses which remained from World War One were left to decay.
As you will note from the map above, Malta was…