Victory 1940

The Battle of Britain as Never Seen Before

John Dibbs, Tony Holmes

In 1940, the skies over Britain were full of dogfighting aircraft as the RAF fought to repel the Luftwaffe. This book offers contemporary imagery of restored warbirds, combined with extensive archive material. The unique illustrations from John Dibbs' restored image archive and other collections, are supported by a riveting account of the battle.
Date Published :
August 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
archive images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913870089
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 8.27 X 11.61 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$29.95

Overview
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In 1940, the skies over Britain were full of dogfighting aircraft as young pilots of the RAF fought to repel the might of the German war machine. Described by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as “their finest hour,” the Battle of Britain is a defining moment in recent history and remains an inspiration to us all.

Victory 1940 presents a pictorial chronology of the legendary fight, when the Luftwaffe was defeated for the first time, by Churchill’s few. The history of the battle has been recounted many times, but this book offers a new approach, through razor-sharp contemporary imagery of restored Battle of Britain warbirds, combined with extensive archive material that is previously unpublished. Victory 1940 draws from John Dibbs’ Battle of Britain restored image archive and other personal collections made available especially for the book. These unique illustrations are supported by a riveting account of the greatest air battle of all time, as seen through the eyes of the combatants from both sides. We witness their triumphs and tragedies as they battle for a cause and survival.

About The Author
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A Western Australian by birth, Tony Holmes was a published aviation author by the age of 20. Moving to England in 1988, he has worked in aviation publishing ever since. Tony has written more than 50 books and edited a further 300 in the past 25 years. Passionate about naval aviation, he has conducted more than 30 carrier embarks on US Navy and Royal Navy vessels across the globe, including nine visits to supercarriers sailing in the waters of the Northern Arabian Gulf whilst they were conducting operations over Iraq and Afghanistan.

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