Well-written account of the flying career of Wing Commander Swale, based on diaries and family documents. The Great War saw some fighter pilots achieving more than 80 kills, but that was a result of the practice of flying until the pilot himself became a victim, and where many kills were of much inferior aircraft. In the final year of conflict, 17 kills against the formidable Fokker VII was a great achievement. Highly Recommended.
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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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This new book features the memoirs of the late William
Albert Tate who died in 2007 at the age of 85. The first-hand account
of an RAF aircrew has not previously been published and it adds
further personal insight that is valuable. Essential reading.
Read the full review [link=http://reviews.firetrench.com/surviving-the-japanese-onslaught-an-raf-pow-in-burma/#more-3868]here.[/link]
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.
Read the full review [link=http://reviews.firetrench.com/raf-and-the-soe-special-duty-operations-in-europe-during-ww2-an-official-history/#more-3801]here.[/link]