The Images of War series is always a visual delight, displaying some of the rarest images available, many seen for the
first time by the public. This addition to the series maintains this very high visual standard and covers a subject that has received very
little coverage in print before. Strongly Recommended.
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Based on AIR 20/8459, this is an Official History that provides the most accurate and detailed review of RAF/SOE operations during WWII.
This is a fascinating review that reads well and contains rare images in its photo-plate section – a very worthwhile book opening up a previously obscured period of history.
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The publisher's Flight Craft series is rapidly becoming the standard reference series for serious modellers and model engineers. This new
book covers the remarkable English Electric Lightning in all of the detail this series is famous for. There are the usual high quality
full colour drawings, together with outstanding photographs, many also in full colour. Highly recommended for modellers, but also an excellent book for anyone with an interest in aviation.
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This book really does live up to its title. The vast majority of pictures are indeed of fighter pilots, supported by a number of pictures of aircraft on the ground and airfields (the section on the Imphal airfields is particularly revealing, showing how badly they were overlooked by hills that were often in Japanese hands). There are some nice themed sections, including one showing pilots ambushed while taking a bath. Despite the claim on the back there are very few pictures of aircraft in flight - I only found three. The pictures are supported by excellent captions that provide interesting information about the careers of their subjects, before and after the picture. The picture sections are supported by 49 pages of chapter introductions (just under one third of the book), which give details of the Burma campaign, how it affected the RAF, the squadrons involved and the main air battles of the period under consideration. The pictures themselves are of a generally high quality, and provide.. Read more
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