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LAST OF THE FEW - Battle of Britain Edition


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Spitfire and Hurricane fighter pilots recount their experiences of combat during the Battle of Britain. 2,927 aircrew of RAF Fighter Command fought and won the Battle of Britain in 1940, 544 lost their lives in action.

They flew to battle in Spitfires and Hurricanes, Defiants and Blenheims, although it is the two former fighter types - single-seaters both - that still inspire and capture our imagination. The legendary legless fighter 'ace' Douglas Bader once said that the Battle of Britain was 'not won by a few aces, but by the average squadron pilot who collectively did their bit.' One of those men, Peter Fox, described himself and his fellows as mere 'also rans' - but clearly, without them, Fighter Command could not have prevailed.

In this book, Dilip Sarkar relates their stories, researched through personal interviews, correspondence and contemporary archive material. Many of the pilots featured became 'aces' in the Battle of Britain, others achieved such status afterwards whilst others went into action only to be instantly blasted out of the sky without even having seen the enemy. Their collective experience, however, is typical of those who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes in 1940.

 

Special Signed 1st Edition book containing a Veterans Edition bookplate signed by some of "The Few";


Squadron Leader Peter Dawbarn - 17 Squadron

Flight Lieutenant Peter Hairs OBE - 501 Squadron

Wing Commander Bob Doe DSO, DFC* - 234 & 238 Squadrons

Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson - 616 & 19 Squadrons

Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie DFC, AFC - 501 Squadron

Squadron Leader Tony Pickering - 501 Squadron

Wing Commander Terence Kane - 234 Squadron

Flight Lieutenant Ray Sellers - 111 & 46 Squadrons

Wing Commander Wilf Sizer DFC - 213 Squadron

Flight Lieutenant Jimmy Corbin - 66 & 610 Squadrons

Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC, AFC - 249 Squadron

Squadron Leader Basil Stapleton DFC - 603 Squadron

Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC - 605 Squadron

Warrant Officer David Denchfield - 610 Squadron


Only 5 Special Editions were produced with this bookplate edition.


**LAST ONE**


 



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