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The Handley Page Hastings and Hermes by Victor Bingham (GMS Enterprises, 1998)
Sahara by Michael Palin (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2002)
For more information, contact the Handley Page Association, The Hon Secretary, 16 Guernsey Drive, Fleet, Hants GU51 2TG
About the author
John Hayes Fisher has worked for the BBC for nearly 20 years making programmes as diverse as 'Crimewatch UK' to 'Tomorrow's World'. He has been in the History Department for the past 6 years working on 'Ancestors' and more recently 'Timewatch'. John seems to have developed an interest in 'digging things up' as he has been to the Sahara to film the remains of a British airliner which crashed there in 1952 and more recently to the less glamorous surroundings of Portsmouth for a film about the recent dive on the wreck site of Henry VIII's warship The Mary Rose. His real passion is The First World War about which he has made two programmes - the first about a forgotten battlefield near the Belgian city of Ypres and more recently about Gallipoli where he discovered a family connection in that his Grandfather had fought there nearly 90 years earlier.