The extraordinary personal stories of five surviving Battle of Britain pilots 50 Illustrations, unspecified
During the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone, defying the Luftwaffe's aerial assault - the prelude to a proposed seaborne invasion. Fighter Command faced this challenge against overwhelming odds with immeasurable courage and tenacity, the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, immortalising these young Spitfire and Hurricane pilots as `The Few'. Some 2,927 aircrew comprised the `Few', 544 of whom made the ultimate sacrifice that fateful summer, now known as the Battle of Britain. A further 791 would perish before the war's end.Today, precious few indeed remain alive worldwide. Veteran aviation historian Dilip Sarkar, however, has spent a lifetime recording the stories of casualties and the memories of survivors.In this important book, Dilip brings us more original research and new interviews with `The Final Few'. This is likely to be the last such work produced, as sadly but inevitably Churchill's `Few' fade from living memory.
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