Lancaster The Biography

By: Iveson, Squadron Leader Tony & Milton, Brian

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Tony Iveson was among those Lanc pilots whose aircraft crossed the North Sea to sink the battleship "Tirpitz." The Lancaster, though it did not enter operational service with the RAF until 1942, long after the official Battle of Britain was over, has more than earned its place in the Battle of Britain iconography. The Lancaster has carved its place in history in its own unique way. During the Spitfire's lifetime, more than 20,000 were built while the Lancaster's total is less than half of that. Yet the Lancaster had a crew of seven, with at least as many again in each Lanc's ground crew. More personnel, therefore, had a close association with the Lanc than with the world's most famous fighter plane. Tony Iveson has created a riveting biography of the aircraft, focusing not just on its operational history, but on the the crews who flew and maintained Lancs, even talking to German fighter pilots who flew against them. The stories in Lancaster run from the time of its initial design right through the war to when variants such as the Lancastrian entered civilian service. A great addition to any personal library. 700g packed for post & 256pp.

Title: Lancaster The Biography

Author Name: Iveson, Squadron Leader Tony & Milton, Brian

Categories: - WORLD WAR II, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, REFERENCE, WAR, MILITARY, HISTORY,

Publisher: UK, Andre Deutsch: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Excellent

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 24 Cm

Seller ID: 010625

Keywords: Iveson Milton Lancaster Battle War Britain,