Squadron Airborne

Elleston Trevor

Squadron Airborne

Elleston Trevor

Distributed for Imperial War Museums

224 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $12.95 ISBN: 9781912423279 Published March 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Ellestron Trevor’s superbly realistic novelization of the greatest aerial battle in the history of warfare 

In the summer of 1940, the Battle of Britain rages in the skies over southern England. Nineteen-year-old Pilot Officer Peter Stuyckes arrives at RAF Westhill and is immediately put to the test.

Based on the author’s own service as an RAF Flight Engineer, Squadron Airborne unfolds over one unforgettable week that summer, depicting the work of the many ground crew and other staff with intensity and brilliance as they support the Few in their fight against the Luftwaffe. Originally published in 1955, this repackaged edition marks the eightieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain and includes a contextual introduction by an Imperial War Museums historian.
Review Quotes
Militaria & History
“Fantastically engaging. . . . Fast-paced and atmospheric. . . . This fictional work depicts the responsibilities which rested on such young soldiers in that frenetic summer and the collective strength and courage which was required to ensure victory.”
Patrick Bishop, author of Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War Two
"A hidden masterpiece."
Frederick Forsyth, author of The Day of the Jackal
"Inspirational."
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