Battle of Britain Combat Archive - Volume 04
Simon W Parry
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 two days, 14th and 15th August 1940 when the Luftwaffe started to hit airfields and radar stations before launching an all-out assault on the UK with co-ordinated attacks against the north-east, south east and south-west of England on 15th August.
Volume Four contains:
- Over 200 original wartime photos
- Approx 15 combat maps
- 3 Specially commissioned combat scenes by Piotr Forkasiewicz, one of the world’s leading digital aviation artists.
- 16 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 Four to 144 pages.
- A4 format and printed full colour throughout.