- Hardcover: 650 pages
- Publisher: Crecy Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0859791017
- ISBN-13: 978-0859791014
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 5.1 x 25.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 993,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History Hardcover – 30 Apr 2005
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The end result was stunning when it first appeared and is even more so now. -- Wingspan November/December 2005
I dont know of any single aircraft book with so much detailed information. Marvellous! -- Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom KCB CBE DEO DFC** AFC
It really is the most marvellously comprehensive historical record which will remain as the definitive history. -- Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook)
Unreservedly recommended to all- enthusiast and modeller alike! -- Scale Aircraft Modelling
a classic from the day it left the printers -- Flypast
providing the historian with a unique reference.
Very highly recommended. -- Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork
Top Customer Reviews
To his great credit, the author has made both the aircraft and the people who flew it living, breathing characters. You will come away from this work with a superb admiration for the young men who flew this most unfortunate of bombers through five years of World War 2. Their stories are often tragic, yet uplifting in a way, for they were surely the very epitome of bravery and commitment.
The photographs are vast in number, the text is completely rivetting. If you are an aviation fan, the message is simple. Buy this book, for it sets the standard to which all others must aspire.
The level of detail is impressive without unbalancing the book; it remains a highly readable account throughout. Each aspect of the aircraft's service, in whichever theatre of war, is set in a clearly explained context. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book is how it highlights the number of unique achievements by Blenheims and their crews: the first airborne radar interception; the first Fighter Command strike against Nazi Germany; the first British aircraft to attack Italian and Japanese forces too...., the list goes on.
The early years of the war in the air are often neglected - with the notable exception of the Battle of Britain (and how many recognise the role Blenheims played in attacking the German invasion fleet whilst the Hurricanes and Spitfires grabbed the headlines?). This book does much to correct this skewed perception of the air war and serves to remind us all of the courage and devotion of those who had to fight in an aircraft, revolutionary when it was first conceived but increasingly obsolescent as the war dragged on.
Congratulations to all concerned.
in the need for incredible courage in the face of horrendous odds against survival.
This book is a tour-de-force by Graham Warner and a fitting tribute and memorial to the Blenheim Crews who flew in this small and vulnerable aircraft
includes "my" aircraft ! Thanks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is the best book on the subject the condtion was execellant
aircraft history at its best ,pacageing very good