Good news for Battle of Britain enthusiasts has arrived just in time for Christmas.
When the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust CIO published the third edition of Men of the Battle of Britain in 2015, in association with Frontline Books, it was clear that researching the lives of the Few would be an ongoing exercise.
Now the Trust has published a supplement to the third edition, containing a huge amount of new and updated information about the men who prevented an invasion of this country by defending it against the Luftwaffe in 1940.
Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn, first published in 1989, has become a standard reference book for academics and researchers interested in the Battle of Britain, recording the service details of every airman who took part in the Battle and who earned the Battle of Britain Clasp. It also includes many wartime head-and-shoulders photographs.
The Trust has continued to re-evaluate the wealth of information contained within Men of the Battle of Britain, known as the ‘Bible’ with respect to the Few, and the supplement to the third edition reflects new information gathered over the past five years. At the same time, many individual entries have been expanded to give some idea of the wider social context around the aircrew who earned the Battle of Britain Clasp.
The supplement would make an ideal Christmas gift for anyone with a copy of the original volume, while the Trust is also offering a ‘bundle’ option of the third editon plus the supplement for just £60 plus P&P. See full details below.
The supplement is available from the Trust by mail order at £20 per copy (plus P&P, depending on destination) It can be bundled with a copy of the third edition of Men of the Battle of Britain at £60 plus P&P or with a deluxe, slip-case enclosed copy of the third edition, signed by members of the Few, for £275 per copy plus P&P.
It will in time be available from the Trust’s online shop, but in the meantime, to order please contact the Trust via email@example.com
For a more detailed look at the supplement, see our blog page.