Rise Against Eagles is a collaborative work presenting exceptional tributes to an array of airmen from various nations who served in the Royal Air Force during critical battles of the Second World War.
The story begins at the outbreak of war when Fairey Battle rear-gunner, Bobby Pearce, was sent to France with No.142 Squadron, as part of the British Expeditionary Force in an attempt to repel the inevitable German advance into France and the Low Countries. After a long, hard winter and aerial skirmishes with the Luftwaffe, the RAF was soon withdrawn in preparation for what would be one of the most decisive battles in British history, the Battle of Britain. The core focus of this work is concentrated on a selection of fighter pilots who fought during that long summer and autumn of 1940, when everything depended on the RAF achieving air superiority to prevent Hitler’s planned invasion of Britain. This exceptional group of pilots are remembered for their evocative stories which are ripe with gripping combat experiences and gruelling sacrifice.
Rise Against Eagles celebrates the legacy of these iconic airmen who risked and gave their lives in a tremendous effort to defend Britain against all odds.
Christopher Yeoman was born in 1981 and lives in Farnborough, Hampshire. He is the author of Tiger Cub: The Story of John Freeborn, DFC and The Battle of Britain: Portraits of The Few. He has also written articles for Fighting High, World War Two, Air Battle Europe Series and Bomber Command: Failed To Return.
Adrian Cork was born in 1962 and this is his first foray into serious writing. He has had a lifelong passion for history and has travelled across America in pursuit of his interests. He lives on Merseyside with his two daughters and is the secretary of his local non league football club.
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Illustrations: 40 b/w photographs