RECONNAISSANCE REPORT

The Britain at War team scout out the latest items of interest |

The Man Who Built the Swordfish

Publisher: I B Tauris www.ibtauris.com

ISBN: 978-1-78831-336-0

Hardback: 455 pages

RRP: £25.00

THE NAMES of Sydney Camm, R J Mitchell, Roy Chadwick, Frederick Handley Page and Barnes Wallis are all synonymous with designs of notable aircraft of the Second World War and of aviation development in the immediate post-war world. All have seen accolades in print, most having had at least one biography written about them. A notable absence, though, from among the giants of Britain’s wartime and post-war aircraft industry in print is Sir Richard Fairey. Now, with this superbly detailed work by Adrian Smith, that omission has been rectified.

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