The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain

Norman Franks, Nigel McCrery

This emotional yet factual book describes the three and a half months (10 July - 31 October 1940) battle day-by-day and covers the essential details of every one of the 540 young pilots who died in this critical campaign that saved Britain from invasion by the Nazis. Thanks to the authors painstaking research we are given a short biography of each
Date Published :
October 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
500 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473827875
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ – Seventy-five years on the unforgettable words of Winston Churchill ring as powerfully as they did in August 1940 when the young men of the RAF stood as the last line of defense against Hitler’s far more powerful Luftwaffe.

This emotional yet factual book describes the three and a half months (10 July – 31 October 1940) battle day-by-day and covers the essential details of every one of the 540 young pilots who died in this critical campaign that saved Britain from invasion by the Nazis.

Thanks to the authors painstaking research we are given a short biography of each pilots and learn of their actions and the manner of their deaths, their squadrons and planes.

The result is a unique record and fitting memorial of the courage and sacrifice of this select band of heroes. The text is enhanced by photographs of the individuals themselves.

About The Author
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Norman Franks is a respected historian and author. Previous titles for Pen and Sword include InThe Footsteps of the Red Baron (co-authored with Mike OConnor), The Fighting Cocks, RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma, Dogfight, The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain (with Nigel McCrery) and Dowdings Eagles. Over the course of his career, Frank has published some of the most compelling works on First World War fighter aviation, being one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject.He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Born in 1953, Nigel McCrery travelled extensively during his childhood as his father was in the RAF. They settled in Nottingham.He served in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary between 1978 and 1987. He then read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the BBC graduate entry course. He has written or been responsible for a number of highly successful BBC series and films including Silent Witness, New Tricks and All The King’s Men. He has written over a dozen novels. Into Touch - Rugby Players Killed in The Great War, Final Wicket - Cricketers Killed in The Great War , The Coming Storm – Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in World War Two and The Extinguished Flame - Olympians Killed in the Great War are in print with Pen and Sword Military.Nigel lives in Nottingham.

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"This reference identifies the 544 Royal Air Force fighter pilots who died during the Battle of Britain over southern Britain in 1940, providing a small black and white photograph of each airman. The entries are arranged chronically according to date of death, and list who brought down the plane, burial place, birthplace, parents, education, squadron, plane identifier, and victories. Most days summarizes enemy action on that date before listing pilots lost"

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