Heroes of the skies

Michael Ashcroft

Flying Heroes tells the extraordinary stories behind Lord Ashcroft's collection of British and Commonwealth flying gallantry medals - the largest collection of its kind in the world. It includes the stories of eighty men, mainly airmen and pilots during the First World War and the Second World War. These include iconic fighter aces from the First World War and Lt Leefe Robinson who shot down the first Zeppelin, proving they weren't invincible. From the Second World War there are Battle of Britain pilots, members of Bomber Command and men involved in the Dambusters raid and the Great Escape. The stories include those of British, Czech, Polish, Russian, Australian and New Zealand airmen, and as well as awards made for gallantry in the Falklands and in Northern Ireland.

Hard cover, photographs, 400 pages.