Rise Against Eagles: Stories of RAF Airmen in the Battle of Britain Hardcover – 15 Nov 2012
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About the Author
Christopher Yeoman was born in 1981 and lives in Farnborough, Hampshire. He is the author of Tiger Cub: The Story of John Freeborn, DFC and The Battle of Britain: Portraits of The Few'. He has also written articles for Fighting High- World War Two - Air Battle Europe Series and Bomber Command: Failed To Return. Adrian Cork was born in 1962 and this is his first foray into serious writing. He has had a lifelong passion for history and has travelled across America in pursuit of his interests. He lives on Merseyside with his two daughters and is the secretary of his local non league football club.
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First off, the sub-title - STORIES OF RAF AIRMEN IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - is a bit misleading. Those stories are bookended by chapters on an RAF Fairey Battle gunner in the Battle of France and the adventures of a 617 Squadron Lanc pilot. Frankly, I don't understand the connection but it's Yeoman and Cork's call.
In any case, RISE AGAINST EAGLES details the life and combat careers of a baker's dozen BoB pilots. Aside from 'Zulu' Lewis, most - Stanley Connors, John Drummond, Ken Gillies, Henryk Szczesny, Percival Beake, Jindrich Bartos, Don Cobden - aren't that well-known. A few were aces, some went scoreless; a fair number were KIA. Their stories are well-told and nicely-illustrated in Yeoman and Cork's book.
There have been many BoB books published, especially around the 70th anniversary. RISE AGAINST EAGLES chronicles the exploits of some of those brave men who made history so many years ago. Recommended.