Tuesday, 21 August 2012
RAF Fighter Aces of the Battle of Britain
I've just finished reading this book by Philip Kaplan and it was a bit hit and miss. Some of the chapters were really well written and interesting, especially the one covering the career of the lesser known fighter ace Brian Kingcomb, whilst the others were a re-hash of stuff that I'd read before, if not word for word then almost so.
There were a few glaring omissions from the list of potential aces as well, even though some of them turned up in the photos. It was a another Oxfam charity shop buy so I don't mind going over old ground if it's for a good cause and it was definately worth the time, if only for further scenario ideas.