BRITISH AIRWAYS: ITS HISTORY,
AIRCRAFT AND LIVERIES
Britain's premier airline is now
amongst the world's elite. This book summarises the early
pioneering days and the nationalised post-war years of
British European Airways and the British Overseas Airways
Corporation. We then see the joining of these two under the
banner of British Airways and follow its early history into
successful privatisation and the airline's freedom to pursue
new ventures. Every type of aircraft that has been operated
by BA is described and the nuances of livery styles are
illustrated in colour.
Making this copy unique is a
tipped-in, BA internally distributed, landscape format
booklet describing the introduction of the new Boeing
747-400 aircraft. There is also a foldout A1 size poster
illustrating all BA aircraft from 1919 to 1985.
Fine in d/w - Large format, 160pp,
c400 colour & b/w photos
The author, an Officer during the German invasion of
Poland, relates his experiences as a member of the Polish
Forces in exile and the Polish underground resistance. After
Poland's defeat in 1939, he joined the Resistance, fighting
on two fronts - against the German occupiers and the
Russians. He was a witness to the German extermination of
the Jews. At the end of the war he escaped to the West
pursued by the Russians.
On October 13th 1939, German U-boat U-47 silently
penetrated the defences of Scapa Flow, Orkney. The pride of
Britain’s wartime fleet had sailed leaving behind only HMS
Royal Oak and a few smaller ships. Kapitan-Leutenant Günther
Prien, commander of U-47, ordered the attack on Royal Oak.
His first salvo of three torpedoes failed to do any damage.
After an inteval to reload, Prien fired another salvo and
this time there was a huge explosion. Royal Oak rolled over
and sank within minutes. A total of 833 men died with her.
Told through declassified photographs and naval records, as
well as statements from survivors, this is a dramatic and
moving account of the biggest loss of life in a single naval
event in World War II.
in card cover - 157pp, numerous b/w illustrations
Operation Overlord was a watershed in the history of
World War II. Neglected by historians, American glider
pilots played a pivotal role in Operation Neptune, the
assault phase of Overlord. From being called up in the US,
to combat landings and fighting in the Normandy countryside,
the author uses documents and eyewitness accounts to tell
the story of these brave men who flew the gliders which
transported troops onto the field of battle.
New in illustrated boards - Large format, 144pp, c200 colour
& b/w phots & illustrations