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Lancaster: RAF Heavy Bomber (Living History Series)
By Ron Dick and Dan Patterson (Photographer)
Paperback, 64 pages

Filled with full-color photos of all parts of a restored Lancaster, as well as historical re-enactors in and around the airplane, this book is a unique trip back in time.


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
By Martin W. Bowman
Hardcover, 192 pages

This flying tribute to the memory of those who served and died with the RAF in WWII captures the true spirit of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and takes you aboard its famous Avro Lancaster so that you can see what it is like to gaze through the bombsight or out along the wing to see Spitfires at your wingtip. Bowman has captured the adventure of wartime flying in some of the most spectacular air-to-air color photography ever published.

Lancaster At War 5: 50 Years On
By Mike Garbett and Brian Goulding
Hardcover, 162 pages

From 1942 to the end of World War II, the Lancaster led the British aerial attack on Nazi Germany. This beautiful and moving book provides a deep look into the lives of those involved in the production and operation of the celebrated bomber. Excerpts from journals and personal letters, poetry written in stolen scraps of spare time between missions, and copies of original documents provide an intimate sense of the British wartime experience. This is a wonderful reminiscence of the Lancaster and the men who flew it.

Mynarski's Lanc: The Story of Two Famous Canadian Lancaster Bombers, KB726 and FM213
By Bette Page (Editor)
Hardcover, 192 pages

A revised edition of this history of the Canadian Lancaster aircraft now includes color photographs. Accounts of No. 6 Group and its squadrons are presented with documentation of the nine year restoration of Lancaster FM213, by the Canadian Heritage Wartime Museum and the Lancaster Support Club, and its first flight after 24 years of retirement.

Lancaster Down! The Extraordinary Tale of
Seven Young Bomber Crew at War

By Steve Darlow
Hardcover, 215 pages

The story of a Lancaster crew who were shot down in Germany during WWII. Heart-pounding excitement.


How to Fly a Second World War Heavy Bomber: Lancaster, Halifax, Stirling

By Louis Archard
Paperback, 192 pages

Using original Pilotís Notes, Louis Archard introduces you to the famous aircraft of the Bomber Offensive.

Find out how a pilot was instructed in flying a four-engined heavy bomber using the original Pilotís Notes for the Avro Lancaster, Handley Page Halifax and Short Stirling. See how they compare, view their cockpits, learn how they flew. Using manuals produced during the war, the Pilotís Notes were aimed at the pilots who flew the aircraft on missions deep inside enemy territory. They included everything from bomb jettisoning to flying on two engines.


Avro Lancaster
By Ken Delve
Hardcover, 192 pages

The story of the enigmatic aircraft and bomber of World War II, the Avro Lancaster. It discusses its development and operational use, its beginnings in the form of the Avro Manchester, through to its retirement and beyond.

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