Books – Manston References

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Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War

Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War tells the story of the largest British bombers ...
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Battle of Britain Voices

DESCRIPTION July 1940, and Britain is the only European country which hasn’t caved in to Hitler’s Third Reich. Hitler’s stated ...
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The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain

Unrivalled for its synthesis of all previous historical accounts, for the quality of its strategic analysis and its truly compulsive ...
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Whirlwind: Westland’s Enigmatic Fighter

Faster and better armed than the Spitfire, the Whirlwind was the RAF’s counter to a new generation of armoured German ...
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263 and 137 Squadrons: The Whirlwind Years

References to Manston to be confirmed. For many, the Westland Whirlwind conjures the image of yellow air-sea rescue helicopters, not ...
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Kent’s Own: The Story of No. 500 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force

‘Shrieking from the clouds, the Stukas achieved the measure of surprise they needed. The accuracy of the raid was good ...
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Tales from the Control Tower

Tales From The Control Tower is based on the author’s personal experiences of the Royal Air Force. It starts in ...
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Run The Gauntlet: The Channel Dash 1942 (Raid)

In February 1942, three of the major ships of the German surface fleet - the battle-cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and ...
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To Scale the Skies: The Story of Group Captain J.C. ‘Johnny’ Wells DFC and BAR

With humble beginnings as an RAF apprentice, Johnny Wells progressed to pilot and rose to the higher echelons of command ...
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The Battle of Britain (James Holland)

The Nazi Blitzkrieg was unlike any invasion the world had ever seen. It hit Europe with a force and aggression ...
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Battle of Britain Airfields

References TBC DETAILS Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Midland Publishing (23 Sept. 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1857803280 ISBN-13: 978-1857803280 Product Dimensions: ...
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Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940

From the bestselling author of Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, Battle of Britain is a magisterial and stunningly illustrated account ...
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Airfields of the D-Day Invasion Air Force

As part of the Aviation Heritage Trail series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular ...
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Arnhem 1944: The Airborne Battle

Arnhem was meant to end the war in Europe. The Germans were in retreat from Normandy and seemed to be ...
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Kent Aviation – A Century of Flight

Using over 300 photographs, Roy Humphreys tells the story of civil and military aviation in Kent. From the excitement and ...
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Heroes of Fighter Command – Kent

Kent remained at the centre of the conflict throughout the war, and the courageous pilots of Fighter Command received countless ...
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Battle of Britain – Airfields of 11 Group

The Royal Air Force's 11 Group played a leading role in the Battle of Britain. It included the airfields at ...
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A Glint in the Sky

This compelling account of the German air raid on Folkestone and the appalling aftermath is the first comprehensive history of ...
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Wings Over Westgate

DETAILS Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd (25 Nov. 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0750901357 ISBN-13: 978-0750901352 Product Dimensions: 21.6 ...
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