Garry Campion. The Good Fight: Battle of Britain Propaganda and the Few. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Looking forward to reading this book, which looks at looks at how the Battle of Britain and The Few were portrayed in the press, in official propaganda, plays, film, overseas, from the ground, etc. It even discusses the novelty of contrails!

Martin Francis. The Flyer: British Culture and the Royal Air Force, 1939-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. I've been hearing good things about this. The glamour of the airman and how it interacted with class, gender and race.

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  1. I'd be interested to hear what you think about The Flyer; I borrowed Manchester's copy, but it was recalled before I had a chance to do more than leaf through it...

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    Well, I hope to read them soon. There have been some (what look like) really interesting books on aviation and British society published in the last year or two and the campus library doesn't look like it's in a hurry to get any of them. So I've got some book-buying to do in order to stay current.

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