This beautifully illustrated collection of paintings and drawings – many of which have been specially commissioned for this book – have been carefully selected from the archives of the Military Gallery, the world’s foremost aviation and military art publisher, to commemorate the Battle of Britain.
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The story of the Battle of Britain is brought to life through the paintings and drawings of some of the world’s foremost aviation and military artists. Published to commemorate the 75th Anniversary, this beautifully illustrated 128 page full-colour book, portrays these historic events with a visual clarity rarely seen before.
Taking place from July to October 1940 the Battle of Britain, a battle of such crucial historic importance that it ranks alongside Agincourt, Waterloo and victory over the Spanish Armada, has inspired many books containing the results of much painstaking research.
Yet, there are few visual records of the dramatic encounters that took place during the summer of 1940 as Nazi Germany prepared to invade Britain. Their Finest Hour relives those historic events through the eyes of some of the world’s leading aviation and military artists as the young men of the RAF, though impossibly outnumbered, repelled the might of Hitler’s war machine.