AIRCRAFT OF THE FIGHTING POWERS - VOLUME 1 - compiled by H.J. Cooper & O.G. Thetford; edited by D.A. Russell.
87+ page (28.5cm x 22cm x 2.25cm) very heavy (1.25+ kg) hardback book published by The Harborough Publishing Company Volume Two 1941.
Content: Volume One of Aircraft of the Fighting Powers.
Preface Volume One reads:
Interest in "Air Power" is now world-wide, and with aeroplanes coming out of factories at a rate never before equalled, the R.A.F. and the Air Forces of our Allies and of our enemies, are rapidly extending in size. Every citizen in every country of the world has now become conscious of the full meaning of the term, and… Read more
*Great Britain: Hawker Hurricane 11. Vickers-Armstrongs Spitfire III & V Bristol Beaufighter I Bristol Blenheim IVF & IVL Vickers-Armstrongs Wellesley II Miles Master II Hawker Henley I Fairey Battle (T) British Taylorcraft D General Aircraft Owlet Miles Mentor I Percival Proctor I Percival Q.4 and Q.6 Petrel D.H. Dominie L Bristol Beaufort II Blackburn Botha I Vickers-Armstrongs Wellington II & III Armstrong-Whitworth Whitleyalll Troop Carrier Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley V De Havilland 86b Avro Manchester… Read more
Aerial combat and incidents during the battle of Britain continually increased throughout August 1040, rising to a peak on Sunday, 15th September, after which activity gradually lessened and continued to do so un til the end of October.
Every incident has a story; many may never be told. Here are just three fully-detailed accounts taken from Maidstone, the County Town of Kent; a tribute not only to those involved but to all those whose story of courage and endurance has not been told. [A Webb]
The stories are A day to remember: A german pilot survives the battle and is taken prisoner Fallen Eagles: Civilian population rally to the defence in night of… Read more