Fighting High Books
Five of the Few (paperback) - author signed
Survivors of the Battle of Britain and Blitz Tell Their Story
Signed by author Steve Darlow
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Grub Street (30 July 2010)
Five of the Few tells the intriguing story of five special airmen who earned the right to wear the Battle of Britain clasp with pride. The fascinating accounts of 501 Squadron Hurricane Pilots Ken Lee and Tony Pickering, 151 Squadron Hurricane Pilot John Ellacombe, 603 Squadron Spitfire Pilot Peter Olver, and 219 Squadron Blenheim and Beaufighter radar operator Terry Clark cover the entire Battle of Britain period and the subsequent night Blitz. Their experiences were varied but their cause was common. The survival of Britain was at stake. They, with the other 'few', had to stop the Luftwaffe's attempt to prepare the way for a German invasion. The odds were against them, the stakes were high. The risks were immense.
'This story of courage and bravado, fear and heroism reminds us why so much was owed, and still is, by so many to so few.' (Best of British magazine) 'Makes for gripping reading.' (York Evening Press) 'Inspirational stories in an age of exaggeration and inflated egos ... a valuable historical testimony.' (Aviation News)