Red Kite are delighted to present a major new landmark series of books on the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain Combat Archive Series forms the most comprehensive account ever of The Few’s gallant efforts. Focusing solely on RAF Fighter Command’s clashes with the Luftwaffe, the series covers every combat that took place on every day of the Battle of Britain. Using contemporary accounts such as combat reports, rarely seen squadron intelligence summaries and the newly released casualty reports, the author and his team of experts have broken down each day into its individual combats and assembled the claims, losses and first-hand accounts into a highly accessible format. These combats are illustrated with specially designed maps showing the amount of aircraft involved, the area that the engagement took place and the location of where the casualties came to earth. Each combat and casualty report is illustrated with a photo of the pilot wherever possible.
The series will run to around 18 Volumes.
This volume covers just three days, 16th, 17th and 18th August 1940 but the former and the latter were two of the most significant days of the Battle, covering the death of Billy Fiske, Stukas over Tangmere, Nicolson VC, the Kenley Raid and much more.
Volume Five contains:
- Over 200 original wartime photos
- Approx 12 combat maps
- 3 Specially commissioned combat scenes by Piotr Forkasiewicz, one of the world’s leading digital aviation artists
- 6 new colour profiles
- Standard volumes are 128 pages, but because of the amount of action that took place on these two days, we’ve extended Volume Five to 144 pages
- A4 format and printed full colour throughout