Red Kite are delighted to announce the launch of a major new landmark series of books on the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain Combat Archive Series will form 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 10 Volumes and will be published quarterly. This Volume covers the period from 9 – 13 August 1940 when the fighting grew to a new level with the spectacular combat over Portland on 11 August which saw nearly 30 aircraft shot down over Weymouth Bay and then the launch of Eagle Day on 13th August.
Volume Three contains:
Nigel’s interest in German aircraft was nurtured from an early age due to his father’s tales of growing up in wartime Birmingham and his collection of bits of aeroplanes, bits of shrapnel and incendiary bombs.He later become involved in the recovery of crashed aeroplanes and through this interest was ‘introduced to the joys of spending many happy hours in what was then The Public Records Office at Kew’.Now retired from his position in cryogenics at Oxford University, he swapped his quest for ‘Absolute Zero’ to committing his considerable knowledge of Luftwaffe operations over Britain to print.