The Immortal Few
The Immortal Few by Martin Bowman
The Immortal Few is a commemoration of The Battle of Britain and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It covers the perilous weeks in 1940 during which ‘The Few’ thwarted the Nazis in the prelude to their planned invasion of Britain. The book includes photographs and personal reminiscences from that critical period, along with the complete text of Churchill’s epic speech on ‘The Few’ made on 20th August 1940.
The Immortal Few principally celebrates, through the incomparable photography of Martin Bowman, the surviving aircraft from The Battle of Britain and later war years now represented by The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. As Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon says in his Foreword to the book:
‘The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is not just a collection of iconic aircraft. It is a national statement, and it is a national treasure. A statement because it reminds the world that freedom must be fought for and was those 70 years ago when Great Britain stood alone. And a statement, too, that we do not forget the sacrifice of all those who flew then and throughout World War 2.’
Seven decades have passed. Yet our nation’s pride in the heroism of those airmen lives on. Indeed the memorial flame burns brighter still, even as ‘The Few’ grow fewer. In stories, books and films, through Memorials and annual Remembrance Services, their brave exploits are commemorated. In The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight we have a permanent and stirring reminder of the aircraft that carried us through The Battle of Britain and in the perilous years that followed, on to the ultimate victory.
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