Автор: ark Barber
Название: RAF Fighter Command Pilot: The Western Front 1939-1942
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey Warrior 164
Формат: PDF (e-book)
Размер: 4 Mb
The recent 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, combined with the threat of significant cuts to the current RAF, have highlighted the importance of Fighter Command in the early days of World War II once more. The role of the “few”, as described by Churchill, during the Battle of Britain has been the subject of much mythologizing both at the time and in the years since. This title will put Fighter Command in context; describing the lack of funding and attention which it received during the interwar period, until it was almost too late. The myth of the fighter pilot will be humanized, with first-hand accounts quoted which put nervous but brave human beings from all walks of life in the cockpit.