Patrick Bishop - Fighter Boys (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780006532040
In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. This is their story.
The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been celebrated as a classic feat of arms. But, as Patrick Bishop shows in this superb history, it was also a triumph of the spirit in which the attitudes of the pilots themselves played a crucial part.
Reaching beyond the myths to convey the fear and exhilaration of life on this most perilous of frontlines, Patrick Bishop offers an intimate and compelling account that is a soaring tribute to the exceptional young men of Fighter Command.
- Format : Slightly Thicker 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
- Published : 2003 (This Edition 2020 - William Collins)
- ISBN : 9780006532040
- SKU : B002820
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'I know of no more thoughtful nor yet more moving study of their achievement.' - Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph.
'A living, breathing monument to the fighter boys.' - Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday.
'As a vivid chronicle of who the Battle of Britain pilots were, what motivated them, and why they were ultimately successful, "Fighter Boys" is unsurpassed.' - Daily Telegraph.
'No one reading this book can possibly doubt the heroism of those involved . . . there can't be a finer history.' - James Holland, New Statesman.
'Powerful yet restrained, at times almost unbearably touching.' - T. J. Binyon, Evening Standard.
Patrick Bishop is a history graduate of Corpus Christi Oxford, Patrick has built a distinguished career as a military author and foreign correspondent. His media work has also seen him work for Channel 4 News.
In the last decade Patrick has emerged as one of Britain's best-regarded military historians with his books Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, which cast a new light on the men who flew in the Battle of Britain and the Strategic Air Campaign. He also proved himself to be a modern-day leader in his field with his contemporary accounts of the experiences of British troops fighting in southern Afghanistan.
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