RAF Coastal Command in Action, 1939-45, Roy C. Nesbit

RAF Coastal Command in Action, 1939-45, Roy C. Nesbit

Archive Photographs from the Public Record Office

This is an excellent photographic guide to the wartime activities of RAF Coastal Command. Nesbit has divided his book into six chapters, one for each year of the war, most running from July to June of the following year. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the events of the year and the aircraft in use at the time before moving on to the photographs themselves, each of which gets a detailed caption.

Nesbit has made an excellent choice of pictures. We get a good selection of pictures of the aircraft of Coastal Command, including some of the more obscure models, such as the Northrop Float Plane. The heart of the book are the pictures of their operations taken from Coastal Command's aircraft. As a result we get a very good selection of pictures illustrating the main activities of the command, including attacks on German shipping, U-boats and coastal facilities.

Author: Roy C. Nesbit
Edition: Hardback
Pages: 182
Publisher: Sutton Publishing
Year: 1997

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