The Final Few: The Last Surviving Pilots of the Battle of Britain Tell Their Stories

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    During the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone, defying the Luftwaffe's aerial assault - the prelude to a proposed seaborne invasion. Fighter Command faced this challenge against overwhelming odds with immeasurable courage and tenacity, the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, immortalising these young Spitfire and Hurricane pilots as `The Few'. Some 2,927 aircrew comprised the `Few', 544 of whom made the ultimate sacrifice that fateful summer, now known as the Battle of Britain. A further 791 would perish before the war's end. Today, precious few indeed remain alive worldwide, the Battle of Britain Fighter Association now numbering twenty-seven. Veteran aviation historian Dilip Sarkar, however, has spent a lifetime recording the stories of casualties and the memories of survivors. In this important book commemorating the Battle of Britain's seventy-fifth anniversary, he brings us more original work and new interviews with `The Final Few'. This is likely to be the last such work produced, as sadly but inevitably Churchill's `Few' fade from living memory.

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    Number of Pages: 256
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781445642369
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    Listed in: British & Irish history, Second World War, Air forces & warfare
    Publisher: Amberley Publishing

    Books by Dilip Sarkar

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