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Final Few : The Last Surviving Pilots of the Battle of Britain Tell Their Stories (Hardcover) (Dilip

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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, immortalizing 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.
Number of Pages: 254.0
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Military / Aviation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Dilip Sarkar
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2015
TCIN: 50267440
UPC: 9781445642369
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-8645

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