New Edition Launch of ‘Yesterday We Were in America’
About The Event
The Alcock & Brown 100 Festival is delighted to welcome back Brendan Lynch, friend of Clifden. Brendan will read from the new edition of this book ‘Yesterday We Were in American’ in the intimate surroundings of the Station House Museum – home to many Alcock and Brown artefacts and the history of Alcock and Brown.
About the New Edition of the Book (From the Publisher)
YESTERDAY WE WERE IN AMERICA is the definitive account of Alcock and Brown’s June 1919 conquest of the Atlantic.
With Forewards by Len Deighton and Group Captain Tony Alcock, nephew of John Alcock, it details the early lives and wartime experiences of the fliers and their Vickers Vimy plane’s construction.
The book includes eyewitness acount of both take-off and landing. From the fliers’ own accounts, it provides a gripping account of the 16-hour marathon against cold, constant cloud, snow and ice, before the Mancunians touched down in Derrygimla bog.
It also covers Alcock’s death and the subsequent lives of Arthur Whitten Brown and the fliers’ transatlantic rivals.
PLANE AND PILOT described Yesterday as ‘An engaging account of one of the most remarkable feats in aviation history.