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The RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag: Uniforms & Equipment From The Summer of 1940 And The Human Stories Behind Them by: Mark Hillier
The RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag: Uniforms & Equipment From The Summer of 1940 And The Human Stories Behind Them by: Mark Hillier
 
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The RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag: Uniforms & Equipment From The Summer of 1940 And The Human Stories Behind Them by: Mark Hillier
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Author: Mark Hillier
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 114
Size: 7.5 x 9.75 in.

Product Code: CAS-2018-9781473849990-WH2

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The scenes are familiar ones; the young 'Brylcream Boys' sat at dispersal waiting for the haunting call of 'Scramble', lounging in their shirt sleeves and fur-lined boots, their leather flying helmets lying limp by their side. But what did the RAF fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain really wear, and what vital items would their kitbags have held?

The casual air of the dashing pilots of Fighter Command in the Spitfire Summer of 1940 conceals a necessarily professional approach to their task of holding Hitler's Luftwaffe at bay. Therefore, each item of clothing and equipment they wore and carried had a role and a function, be it for warmth and comfort, communication, or for fighting and survival.

All the objects that an RAF fighter pilot was issued during the Battle of Britain are explored in this book in high-definition color photographs, showing everything from the differing uniforms, to headgear, personal weapons, gloves, goggles, parachute packs and the essential Mae West life jacket. Each item is fully described and its purpose and use explained.

Relive Britain's finest hour as never before -- through the actually clothing and accouterments of 'The Few.'

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