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Epic history expands to eight volumes

The ambitious project to create a comprehensive new reference work about the Battle of Britain is making great progress and now looks set to top a million words.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is delighted to be supporting renowned author and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS as he creates a detailed and readable work on the air battle that changed the course of history.

Dilip is currently working on volume three of the epic work and recently announced that the work is set to run to eight volumes, rather than the seven originally anticipated.

This ground-breaking work will be published by Pen & Sword in association with the Trust, custodians of the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, and aims to include new material from around the country. The first two volumes are due to be published later this year.

Dilip, who has already written more than 50 books, many of them about the Battle and the men who fought it, has launched a nationwide search for previously untold stories that can be included in his epic history of the 1940 aerial conflict.

The Trust has been working with Dilip to encourage people with stories to tell to come forward via a special website set up to collect new material. The site is at

There is a unique video explaining more about the project here and a recent blog by Dilip telling just one of the hundreds of stories to be aired in the new publication can be found here.

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