Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history (Hardback)
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Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 14/05/2020
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This stunningly produced volume is fitting tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain. Boasting extensive contemporary photography and fascinating testimony, that brings a thrilling aspect of the Second World War to life.

In Battle of Britain: The Pilots and the Planes That Made History, Ed Gorman and Simon Pearson paint a vivid picture of the men and their machines as the battle for air superiority over Britain is played out across the skies of Europe, from western Ireland to the German capital.

They tell remarkable stories involving hitherto unknown airmen from across the world who flew aircraft, including some that will be new to many readers: the New Zealander who "borrowed" a seaplane from the Royal Navy to set up a freelance air-sea rescue service that saved the lives of dozens of British and German pilots; the Swiss baron who destroyed nine British fighters in a day; the vainglorious Dane whose RAF squadron was wiped out trying to disrupt Nazi invasion plans; and the German bomber pilot who fought the last battle involving foreign troops on British soil since Culloden - before repairing to a pub in Kent for a pint with soldiers from the Irish Rifle, who had taken him prisoner.

Illustrated with contemporary photographs of the pilots and their aircraft, these are enthralling stories from both sides of a conflict that shaped the modern world, full of courage, endeavour and above all, humanity.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529378061
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 28 mm

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“Excellent.”

I read this book in one day. So well written and great script. A must for any one interested in true life accounts of the Battle of Britain.

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