The Immortal Few (Hardback)Martin Bowman (author)
Hardback Published: 26/07/2010
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The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Three years in the making,The Immortal Few, is a landmark publication in which the superb aerial photography of acclaimed aviation author and photographer Martin Bowman is combined with a tribute to The Few.The Immortal Few commemorates of the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - celebrating the victorious achievements of those who took part in the battle through the imagery of the surviving aircraft that today are flown in tribute to their sacrifice. The author provides a history of the Flight, details of its famous aircraft and many of their major actions illustrated with over 200 photographs most of which are air-to-air images taken while flying with the aircraft of the Memorial Flight over Britain. The Immortal Few Collector's Edition is limited to 133 copies only thus making this a truly unique volume that will be treasured for years to come. The Immortal Few Collector's Edition contains a special signature page, protected by a vellum overlay, bearing the signatures of twelve officers who flew during the battle itself. A photograph and brief biography of each appears alongside. The twelve signatures were obtained through the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. The Immortal Few Collector's Edition is specially bound with silvered page-edging, silk tailbands and bookmark. The front of the book is embossed with the iconic image of a spitfire, and the volume is contained within an RAF blue cloth slipcase. The Immortal Few includes a brief account of the perilous year of 1940, with photographs and memories of that critical period along with the complete text of Churchill
Dimensions: 260 x 270 mm
Edition: Limited signed collector's Ed.
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