Dunkirk – Air Combat Archive

Over the past few months, we have been working hard on what is effectively a Dunkirk version of the Battle of Britain Combat Archive series. Covering from 21 May – 2nd June we thought we would just about fill the 128 page format with RAF Fighter Command’s operations over the beaches.  What we discovered in fact is that Fighter Command’s contribution to Operation Dynamo was far more significant than any history book will tell you and we have had to run to 192 pages to cover it all!  Packed with some amazingly rare wartime photos and specially commissioned maps and profiles, this is the Air Combat over Dunkirk in the pilots’ own words, using the usual blend of unedited combat, casualty and intelligence reports.

The book is now available for pre-order, just click on the cover for more information.  This is without doubt, one of the best books we’ve ever worked on so we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.  Publication date is 18th July.

PS.  For those based in the UK, look out for author Simon Parry on Channel 4, Sunday 2nd July at 8pm, appearing in ‘Dunkirk: The New Evidence” a new TV documentary about the RAF’s contribution to Operation Dynamo.  His research for our book plays a big part in the documentary.


Mark Postlethwaite