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Classic RAF Battles from World War One to the Present

Author
Michael Armitage

617 Squadron Sink The Tirpitz

Gerald Coulson

617 Squadron Sink The Tirpitz by Gerald Coulson

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This book chronicles the combat exploits of the RAF from World War I up to the Gulf War. A total of 39 different events are covered with an appropriate painting used to illustrate to illustrate each one. 

The introduction is by Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Armitage. This is followed by a brief biograhpy of each of the 14 contributing artists and 14 contributing authors. The artists include David Shepherd, Michael Turner, Frank Wooton and John Young whilst the authors include noted historians and RAF experts. Each battle or campaign has one page dedicated to the colour artwork and three pages of text by the author that includes a map. A couple of the images have come out a little flat but otherwise presentation is good.

Typhoons At Falaise
Frank Wootton

Overall this book is an interesting combination of historic record and aviation art.

Corporate Prelude by Philip West
Typhoons At Falaise by Frank Wootton

Reviewer’s Pick
The Vulcan can sometimes be a difficult aircraft to get right, but in Corporate Prelude Philip West has used colour and contrast carefully in order to create a dramatic image.

All images copyright the artists or publishers.

Classic RAF Battles 2

Operation Manna

Operation Manna by John Young

The Augsburg Raid

The Augsburg Raid

Contents

1

Introduction

3

The Authors

2

The Artists

4

39 sections each named by print title

Publishing Information - First Edition (hardback)

Publisher: Arms and Armour

ISBN: 1-85409-291-X 

Released: 1995

Size: 11 x 9 inches

Pages: 171

Colour images: 40

Publishing Information - Second Edition (hardback)

Pub: Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: 1-85409-291-X

Released: 1995

Size: 11 x 9 inches

Pages: 171

Colour images: 40

Publishing Information - Third Edition (hardback)

Publisher: Brockhampton Press

ISBN: 1-86019-897-X

Released: 1999

Size: 11 x 9 inches

Pages: 171

Colour images: 40

Publishing Information - Fourth Edition (hardback)

Publisher: Caxton Editions

ISBN: 1-86019-897-X

Released: 2000

Size: 11 x 9 inches

Pages: 171

Colour images: 40

Availability

All editions:

Out of print, only available on the secondary market.

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