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Life and Death in the Battle of Britain

Publication Date - April 2018

‘How should you live if you are 20 and will be dead by the end of the summer?’

Guy Mayfield was the Station Chaplain at RAF Duxford during the Battle of Britain. His diary is a moving account of the war fought by the young pilots during that summer of 1940, providing a unique and intimate insight into one of the most pivotal moments in British history.

Frequently speaking to pilots who knew they may not survive the next 24 hours, Mayfield’s diary provides a vivid account of the fears and hopes of the young men who risked their lives daily for the defence of Britain. Illustrated by photographs of significant characters stationed at Duxford at the time, this book brings a compelling and direct new perspective to this historic battle.

Foreword by Piers Mayfield and Introduction by IWM historian Carl Warner.

Paperback 176 pages

Life and Death in the Battle of Britain
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