Victory Fighters

Winning the Battle for Supremacy in the Skies over Western Europe, 1941-1945

Steve Darlow

Date Published :
June 2005
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Illustration :
32 pages of photos
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781904943112
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Victory Fighters is largely a collection of eyewitness accounts of the struggle that raged in the skies over occupied Europe after the Battle of Britain. Expertly selected and interwoven by Stephen Darlow, the book centers on the stories of six pilots and one navigator, the telling of which covers every aspect of this battle over land and sea.
The author describes and analyses th relevant command decisions from the highest level down and against this background the men give their accounts from the start of
their flying careers through to the preparations for operation Overlord, the invasion itself, the liberation of France, the crossing of the Rhine, to the end of the war
in Europe on VE-Day.

Through their eyes, the reader is introduced to a series of different tasks and situations, a multitude of aircraft types Sunderlands, Mustangs, Tempests, Typhoons, Spitfires, Whirlwinds, Mosquitoes and a great many squadrons.

Having conducted numerous interviews and undertaken diligent research of documents, diaries and correspondence, that author has produced a fitting testament to these men and the countless others they represent.

About The Author

Steve Darlow born in Tonbridge Kent on 7th November 1966, completed secondary education at the Thomas Alleyne School, Stevenage and then went to Loughborough University, gaining a 2:1 in Physical Education, Sports Science and Mathematics. He played national league basketball for a number of years and gained 16 England caps. Writing is now his main occupation and he is married with two young sons

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