Book Review: The Black Joke: The True Story of One Ship’s Battle Against the Slave Trade by A. E. Rooks

A. E. Rooks. The Black Joke: The True Story of One Ship’s Battle against the Slave Trade. New York, NY: Scribner,, 2022. 382 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. US $29.00, cloth; ISBN 978-1-98212-826-5. (E-book available.)Prepare to encounter more than you may have bargained for: Rooks wields her quill like a scalpel, keeping us up […]

The last flight of a Marauder

On October 17, 1944, five years into World War II, a B-26 Marauder aircraft assigned to the Royal Air Force Transport Command took off from the Windsor Field. #Two young Canadians were training at takeoffs and landings and were on their seventh such touch-and-go when their starboard engine caught fire. #The pilots, Jack Wood of […]

20 accidents at sea off New Providence

NEW Providence saw over 20 World War II aircraft ditch, crash, and explode into its adjacent waters. Most of these were to the south of the island, east, and north, and depended on direction of the winds, which air field was used, and complex night-time exercises using extremely bright Leigh Lights, and flying in formation. […]