The ten stories in "Aces High" take you from the flak-blasted night sky over Germany to the sweltering heat of the tropics, twisting and turning like a Typhoon with a Focke Wolf in its sights!
When War Picture Library was launched in 1958 it quickly became apparent that many of the most popular stories with the readers featured the adventures of the warriors of the air, pilots who soared and swooped through the sky, cannons and machine guns blazing.
The flyers were seen as the glamour boys of the Second World War, handling the most sophisticated and technically advanced combat machines ever invented and there was almost limitless scoped to develop stories based around their exploits.
The machines that they flew - fighters such as Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts, Mustangs and Zeros were lovingling recreated by the Air Ace artists, when the new Air Ace Picture Library appeared in 1960. Those images are reproduced here 25 per cent larger than in their original published form, pulling you into close formation in the thick of the action.
The ten stories in Aces High take you from the flak-blasted night sky over Germany to the sweltering heat of the tropics, twisting and turning like a Typhoon with a Focke Wolf in its sights!
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2010
- 175 x 220mm
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The book was well thought through, I thought it was excellent.