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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • A Thunder Bird in Bomber Command

    • Thunderbird character Scott Tracy is quite clearly modelled on Lionel Anderson, the subject of the book.Lionel Anderson's brother - Gerry was the creator of the Thunderbird's TV show.The Foreword for the book is written by Shane Rimmer - the voice of Sc

    Shot down and killed in April 1944, Lionel Anderson, a low flying Mosquito intruder pilot, was part way through his second tour of operations. He had survived his first tour stooging up and down the French coast in an outdated Boulton Paul Defiant to confound the German night fighter defences and allow the Royal Air... Learn More

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  • Into the Dark

    On 20 January 1944 Bomber Command Navigator Reginald Wilson's Halifax, LW337, comes into the sights of an ace Luftwaffe night fighter pilot, and is blown from the darkness above the German capital Berlin. Reg, yet to celebrate his twenty-first birthday, plunges into the dark and parachutes to safety, but the experience of being shot down will haunt him for the rest of his life.

    In July 2005 Reg embarks on a seemingly impossible quest to discover the fate of his aircraft. Undeterred by the skepticism of family, friends and military archivists, Reg uses the internet and his... Learn More

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  • Zemke's Wolfpack

    • The 56th Fighter Group was the top scoring 8th Air Force group in air-air combat in WWII.The book will certainly appeal to the considerable following of 56th Fighter Group enthusiasts and relatives, being the most in-depth photographic record of the Wolf

    The only US 8th Army Air Force fighter group to retain the mighty P-47 Thunderbolt throughout its combat tour in the European Theatre of Operations, the 56th Fighter Group justified its nickname of 'Zemke's Wolfpack' by the aggressive attitude and tactics instilled by its original wartime commander Hub Zemke. This... Learn More

    Starting at: £29.95

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