"Inspiration from WWII Aviation History"
The early 1940’s witnessed a massive construction program in the UK to build and maintain hundreds of airfields for WWII strategic defence. With the end of the war, the vast majority of these airfields were abandoned. They remain abandoned today. Organizations like the Airfield Research Group (ARG), founded in 1977, have been formed and developed to preserve the historical heritage and significance of these airfields. The Airfield Information Exchange (AiX) is the public forum of the ARG accessed at this website: airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/content.php
Inspired by airfield history and the "haunting" appearance of abandoned airfields, this video compiles a brief sampling of the empty airfields across the UK landscape. The images are blended with archival photos and video from the WWII period featuring the major aircraft that occupied these airfields.
In addition, I have attempted to re-create a small visual for this period of time in memory of the thousands of individuals responsible for WWII airfield construction and maintenance. My research indicated that photographic images of airfield construction during WWII are exceptionally rare. This video will perhaps preserve some of these rare images and memories for future generations.