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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  • 1st Bedfordshires - Part One

    In August 1914 the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment were amongst the small professional British Army who gathered and prepared for a war that would ‘be over by Christmas'. With a long and proud history, dating back to 1688, the regiment's fighting men had already served through numerous wars and rebellions over and above long periods on garrison duties in the ‘Fever Isles', the New World, and throughout the expanding British Empire. So when war was declared the ‘Old Contemptibles' of the 1st Battalion would find themselves heavily engaged in more intense fightin... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.99

  • Great War to Great Escape

    Bernard Green managed to survive both the First and Second World War – just. In the first global conflict of the Twentieth Century he endured mud, destruction and death in the trenches of the Western Front; suffering serious injury yet serving with distinction, earning the Military Cross. Twenty-one years later, with another European war imminent, Bernard signed up to fight Germany once more, this time from the air. However in July 1940 his Hampden bomber was blasted from the sky. He survived and was captured, though two of his crew were not so fortunate and lost... Learn More

    Starting at: £11.99

  • Pathfinder Cranswick

    In 1962 Michael Cumming's account of the extraordinary story of one of the RAF's most notable Second World War bomber pilots, Alec Cranswick DSO, DFC, came to the attention of the public with the release of Pathfinder Cranswick. Since then the biography of this remarkable man has, quite rightly, achieved classic status.

    Alec Cranswick volunteered for the Royal Air Force in 1939 and went on to earn the distinction of having flown, as a bomber pilot, the largest number of operations during the Second World War. Sorties against enemy targets began in June... Learn More

    Starting at: £12.99

  • On Wings of Fortune

    Royal Air Force veteran Wing Commander Richard Pinkham DFC presents the extraordinary and graphic account of his experiences flying 62 World War Two bombing operations. He tells his story with candor and without pulling punches, although the occasional humorous anecdote lightens proceedings. The reader joins Richard in the cockpit of his bomber as he dares the bursting flak, dives to avoid penetrating searchlights, and wrestles his damaged aircraft home.

    Richard served with the Royal Air Force through the entire war, embarking on his operational career amidst the... Learn More

    Starting at: £11.99

  • 1st Bedfordshires - Part Two

    The second part of Steven Fuller's history of the 1st Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment, covering the period from October 1916 until the end of the war. In the final two years of the Great War the 1st Bedfordshires were engaged at the Battle of Arras, the capture of Oppy Wood, several phases of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917 - Passchendaele, the German Spring Offensives and the final '100 Days' of battles in 1918. In between they were designated to be amongst the handful of British divisions rushed to the Italian Front late in 1917.

    By integrating a wide variety... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • No Flight from the Cage

    Originally published in 1956, former Second World War prisoner-of-war Calton Younger's No Flight from the Cage received critical acclaim. One critic wrote, ‘the book goes below the surface of prison camp life and shows a remarkable insight into the minds of men forced to live under conditions of tension and strain.' The former Royal Australian Air Force Bomber Command airman has now revised, expanded and updated his original work - the story of a young man's journey to war, of being shot down in May 1942, of three years spent behind barbed wire, and of enduring forced... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Dam Busters: Failed to Return

    On the night of 16/17 May 1943 a select group of young RAF Bomber Command airmen carried out one of the most audacious and daring low level raids of the Second World War. Nineteen aircrews of No.617 Squadron, flying modified Avro Lancasters, each armed with a 'bouncing bomb', were detailed to attack specific dams, viewed as essential to Germany's war effort. Two were indeed breached in an extraordinary display of skill and courage, but at a cost of eight Lancasters lost. Of the 56 airmen flying these aircraft, 53 were killed and 3 were captured. In Dam Busters: Failed to... Learn More

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  • Henry Maudslay Dam Buster

    The Dam Buster raid, Operation Chastise, has gone down in history as one of the greatest feats of arms executed by the Royal Air Force. Extraordinary demands were placed upon the airmen who took part in the raid, one of whom was the particularly accomplished young pilot Henry Maudslay. Henry, educated at Eton, was well-regarded and respected by contemporaries and Masters alike. He left school in 1940 and volunteered immediately for the RAF, becoming part of a generation for who transition into adulthood would, again, be cast in the heat of battle.



    Henry flew his... Learn More

    Starting at: £29.95

  • Mosquito Down!

    Frank Dell's experience as a Second World War pilot with the Royal Air Force's Light Night Striking Force takes an even more dramatic turn when his Mosquito is shot down over Germany on the night of 14/15 October 1944. In Mosquito Down Frank recounts his escape from the disintegrating aircraft, his descent by parachute, and how, battered and bruised, he finds himself in a field adjacent to a German V2 rocket launch pad. Determined to avoid capture Frank crosses Nazi Germany and finds refuge in Holland with a Dutch Resistance group.



    A schoolboy when the... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Out in Front

    Decorated Polish fighter pilot Witold ‘Lanny' Lanowski tells his remarkable Second World War story beginning with his dramatic escape from Nazi aggression in Poland, fighting with the reformed Polish Air Force in France, and eventually arriving in England to combat the Luftwaffe.

    On completion of his tour he joins the United States Army Air Forces and the 56th Fighter Group,‘Zemke's Wolfpack', flying the P47 Thunderbolt, the ‘Jug', escorting the heavy bombers over hostile territory and hunting down enemy pilots. In addition to flying as wingman to two of... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

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