The Other Few

Ref:3073
Price:£309.00
Title:The Other Few
Author:Larry Donnelly
Publisher:Red Kite Air Research
ISBN/SBN:0954620127
Edition:Unknown
Signed:Yes
Cover Type:Hardback
Dust Jacket:No
Book Condition:Good
Description:Special limited edition of 150 signed copies, bears signatures of 21 battle of Britain air crew. Book is in great condition, comes in box that has alight discoloration due to the sun. On Monday 12th August 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain, an RAF pilot was awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. The following day, an entire RAF squadron was almost wiped out during one disastrous mission, 24 men died. A month later, on Battle of Britain Day itself, a young RAF airman fought a raging fire in his cockpit to ensure that his aircraft got home safely, he too was awarded the Victoria Cross. Worthy members of 'The Few' no doubt, but no, these men were from Bomber Command. They, with their comrades in Coastal Command and the Fleet Air Arm, formed 'The Other Few' and fought a Battle just as intense, just as desperate and just as important for the security of the British Isles. This is their untold story, set out in a day-by-day diary format and illustrated with over 250 rare wartime photos and personal accounts. A long overdue chance to record and celebrate the contribution made by Bomber and Coastal aircrew to the winning of the Battle of Britain.
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