Fighting High Publishing

Fighting High Publishing

Fighting High Publishing was founded in May 2009 by military aviation author Steve Darlow. The company prides itself on commissioning and publishing original military history non-fiction titles, investing in the production, presentation, and design, of quality books. Since formation Fighting High has established an excellent reputation within a niche market, receiving excellent reviews and feedback from customers.

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  • The Lost Graves of Peenemünde

    • A unique and detailed insight in to the mystery of what happened to the men listed as missing on one of the most fanous raids in military aviation history
    • Approximately 60 previously unpublished photographs

    The raid on the secret rocket research establishment at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast in August 1943 has gone down in history as one of the most successful and remarkable of the war. The site was virtually obliterated, and the Germans forced to move rocket production and development elsewhere. But it came at a terrible cost. More than 40 bombers and 215 RAF aircrew... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Resolute

    • At the age of 98 George Dunn is one of the last remaining Bomber Command veterans and is well known and respected in aviation circles
    • A detailed first hand account of what it was like to take part in one of the most intense air battles of the Second World War

    Bomber Command pilot George Dunn DFC L d'H completed forty-four operations during the Second World War. George flew his first tour in 1943, on Handley Page Halifax bombers, during one of the most intense periods of the bombing war. Following two trips as a second pilot with No. 10 Squadron, to gain operational... Learn More

    Starting at: £17.99

  • Extremes of Fortune

    • The long awaited biography of the Senior British Officer who authorised the famous Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in March 1944
    • A wealth of previously unseen documents and photographs

    Herbert Martin Massey was by any measure, a remarkable man. He was wounded three times in three separate conflicts, the first of which, in the First World War, almost killed him. Brought down in flames by one of Germany's great aces, Werner Voss, he somehow recovered from his horrific, life-threatening injuries to continue his flying career in the Royal Air Force, only to be nearly... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Fire-step to Fokker Fodder

    • Unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air
    • Jack Lidsey was involved in aerial combat with two of Germany's greatest aces, Werner Voss and Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), falling victim to the latter

    Jack Lidsey was one of the first to volunteer during the Great War, enlisting as a private soldier in his local regiment, the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, in August 1914. He was sent to the Ypres Salient in March 1915, experiencing trench warfare around Ploegsteert Wood before moving... Learn More

    Starting at: £15.00

  • Bomber Pilot

    Leonard Cheshire was one of the most highly decorated pilots of the Second World War. As the Royal Air Force's youngest Group Captain in 1943, he took a drop in rank and went on to command No. 617 Squadron and pioneer low level marking and precision bombing. For this, together with four years of fighting against the bitterest opposition during which he maintained a record of outstanding personal achievement, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. In 1945 he was an official observer of the dropping of the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Post-war his humanitarian work on behalf of the disabl... Learn More

    Starting at: £15.00

  • Missing Presumed Murdered

    On 12 December 1944, with the war entering its final stages, Bomber Command launched its last Main Force raid on the Krupps Steel works at Essen. The attack was devastatingly successful, and completed for the loss of only a handful of aircraft. Three of the airmen lost in the raid are still listed as ‘missing', believed killed in action.

    Extensive investigative research by aviation historians Sean Feast and Marc Hall has discovered the truth about what happened to these missing men, and how they are linked to the murder of three unidentified RAF airmen, on a bridge, withi... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Nine Wingcos and the Lancaster

    Bomber Command flight engineer Peter Baxter completed thirty-four operations during the Second World War, and following his first tour with No. 12 Squadron he became the Engineer Leader for the new formed No. 153 Squadron. During his 400 hours in the air, half of which were at night, he flew with a succession of pilots including nine Wing Commanders.

    After passing the entrance examination in November 1937, Peter entered the Royal Air Force Technical Apprentices School at Halton, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and over the next few years Peter learnt his trade at RAF stations... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Sticky Murphy Lover of Life

    Those who knew Wing Commander Alan Michael ‘Sticky' Murphy remember a man who was an inspiration both on and off duty. Indeed, it motivated James H. Coley, who served as a navigator in No. 23 Squadron, to write a book dedicated to his commanding officer's memory and honour.

    In 1941 Sticky joined the ‘cloak and dagger' 1419 (Special Duties) Flight, pioneering short take off and landings dropping agents into occupied Europe. It was extremely hazardous and daring work. On one flight his Lysander was ambushed by Germans, with Sticky having to fly home seriously... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Gepruft

    • A unique archive of correspondence from a prisoner-of-war in the Second World War

    Shot down in his Avro Manchester on the Thousand Bomber raid of 30/31 May 1942 Bomber Command observer and navigator John Valentine saw out the rest of the Second World War as a prisoner in Germany. During that period, he wrote extensively to his wife Ursula, telling her of his survival, the circumstances in which he was shot from the sky, his capture, and the daily rigours of life as a prisoner of war. Extraordinarily, and despite being extremely ill, when John was finally liberated he brought back... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

  • Our Story, Your History. The International Bomber Command Centre

    The aim of those who created the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) was clear - to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. In 2018 that aim was achieved.
    ‘Our Story, Your History - The International Bomber Command Centre' details the story behind the IBCC, the people who came up with the initial idea and the extraordinary dedication and creativity that made the project a reality. The IBCC's Mark Dodds tells the remarkable story of how the concept arose, the various design and construction... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

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