Book The final few : the last surviving pilots of the Battle of Britain tell their stories / Dilip Sarkar.
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781445642369 (hbk.) :
Includes QR code.
Includes bibliographical references and filmography.
Extent: 252 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
The extraordinary personal stories of five surviving Battle of Britain pilots 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