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Victory 1940

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Scramble! Scramble! Seventy five years ago the skies over Britain were full of dogfighting aircraft as young pilots of the RAF fought to repel the might of the German war machine. Described by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as ‘Our Finest Hour’, the Battle of Britain is a defining moment in recent history and remains an inspiration to us all.

VICTORY 1940 presents a pictorial chronology of the legendary fight, when the might of the Luftwaffe was defeated for the first time, by Churchill’s ‘Few’. The history of the battle has been recounted many times, but this publication offers a new and exclusive approach, through razor-sharp contemporary imagery of restored Battle of Britain warbirds, combined with previously unpublished archive material.

The graphic illustrations of VICTORY 1940 are supported by a riveting account of the greatest air battle of all time, as seen through the eyes of combatants from both sides. We witness their triumph and tragedies as they battle for a cause and survival itself.

VICTORY 1940 draws from John Dibbs’ Battle of Britain restored image archive as well as other personal collections made available especially for this book, which provide fresh insights into the events of 1940 and enhance the compelling text.

Air to Air

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‘There’s a Spitfire hanging off our wing tip, its propeller practically chewing off the end of my lens. The roar of the mighty Merlin is resonating through my gut like a power drill and the slipstream from the open door is beating up what’s left of me. I wait patiently for the stars to align. Sunlight begins to dance off the virtuous form of the Spitfire and without warning the ground plummets away in a vertigo inducing display of beauty to reveal a backdrop of crisp white cliffs set against an azure blue sea. Click. Mission accomplished. The shot is in the can. I remember to start breathing again.’

The words of John Dibbs – arguably the leading aviation photographer of his generation. Hugely influential, his award-winning work is immediately recognised for its composition, quality and dynamism.

As they say, every picture tells a story and John’s portfolio is a story greater than most. ‘Air-to-Air’ is a 116-page bookazine bringing you the ‘story behind the picture’.  We are used to seeing the serene images in all their majestic glory, but what goes on behind the scenes is a very different story. For the first time, readers gain behind the scenes insight into the fascinating tales and technical details behind each awe-inspiring image.

From warbirds and airliners, to cutting edge military fast jets – see the world’s most iconic aircraft photography like never before!