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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  • V-Weapons Bomber Command Failed to Return

    • The public profile of Bomber Command has increased significantly in recent years and will continue to do so with the publicity that will surround the forthcoming opening of the International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln

    In the Summer of 1944 Nazi Germany launched its terrifying Vergeltungswaffen (reprisal weapon) attack against the population of south-east England. Under direct attack the Allies responded. The Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower was quite clear that the V-weapon counter measures were of paramount importance over everything except the... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • The Flying Hours

    • The book is published in time for the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) The book is a comprehensive and valuable war memoir, unprecedented in regard to the story of the air war during the WWII Burma campaigns.The photographs, from Squa

    Squadron Leader Andrew Patrick Millar's Distinguished Service Order citation attests to his
    ‘superb leadership', and‘excellent example and personal achievements' that were ‘largely responsible for the high standard and efficiency' of his squadron. The Flying Hours is Squadron Leader Millar's... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Under The Maple Leaf

    • The public profile of Bomber Command has increased significantly in recent years and will continue to do so with the publicity that will surround the forthcoming opening of the International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln

    The Canadian contribution to the Second World War Allied bombing campaign, from the first days of the war to the last, proved instrumental in securing the defeat of Nazi Germany. Author and historian Ken Cothliff has pieced together the extraordinary stories of four Canadian volunteers who chose to fly 'Under the Maple Leaf'. There was no mandatory... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Under Their Own Flag

    • Published in the Squadron's centenary year.
    Includes especially commissioned aircraft profiles.
    A wealth of previously unpublished photographs.

    To mark the centenary of the formation of one of the Royal Air Force's longest serving squadrons Fighting High Publishing presents Owen Clark's Under Their Own Flag, which details the remarkable story of No. 47 Squadron from its birth in 1916 through to the culmination of the Second World War.

    Formed at Beverley, Yorkshire, on 1 March 1916, No. 47 Squadron went on to operate in far flung corners of the... Learn More

    Starting at: £29.95

  • First Out In Earnest

    • Jo Lancaster was the first pilot to use the Martin Baker ejection Seat in an emergency

    John Oliver (Jo) Lancaster DFC had a remarkable career in aviation spanning half a century. Starting out in 1935 as an engineering apprentice with Armstrong Whitworth Jo went on to fly an extraordinary 54 operations against the enemy during the Second World War, piloting Vickers Wellingtons and Avro Lancasters with RAF Bomber Command's 40 and 12 Squadrons. Jo also took part in the ‘Thousand Bomber Raids' in 1942 while an instructor at an operational training unit. Subsequently Jo... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

  • You Never Know Your Luck

    • The true story of one of the men who took part in the famous Great Escape
    • Skeets Ogilvie became an 'Ace' flying Spitfires during the Battle of Britain
    • 30 photographs, the majority of which have never been published before

    When the Royal Canadian Air Force wouldn't accept him as a pilot in the summer of 1939, Keith ‘Skeets' Ogilvie walked across the street in Ottawa and joined the Royal Air Force. A week later he was on a boat to England and a future he could not have imagined. Some unusual luck won him a transfer as a Spitfire pilot to No. 60... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

  • March By Moonlight

    • An extraordinary first-hand evasion story from the Second World War
    A collection of 30 previously unpublished photographs.

    In May 1942 RAF Bomber Command observer Jack Love's world comes crashing down, literally. His aircraft sustains flak damage and a catastrophic engine failure forces a crash-landing in Northern France. The pilot manages a safe belly-landing in a ploughed field, and the uninjured crew scramble free of the wreckage, running to safety as flames engulf the Wellington bomber.

    A five-week trek follows, mostly at night, as they march almost 300... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

  • A Ruddy Awful Waste

    • Eric Lock was the Royal Air Force's highest scoring 'Ace' during the Battle of Britain

    • The true story of one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War

    Approximately 70 photographs, the majority of which have never been published before

    In early 1939, 19-year-old Salopian Eric Lock joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve to fulfil his dream of flying. Within eighteen months, he found himself pitted against one of the largest air forces in the world, fighting for the survival of his homeland in a pivotal battle that, if lost, had the potential... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

  • ETA

    • An extraordinary first-hand evasion story from the Second World War

    A collection of 30 previously unpublished photographs

    Author 97-year-old Gordon Mellor is one of the last surviving Bomber Command veterans

    Gordon Mellor served as a navigator with RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War, and ETA is the first-hand account of a conflict that tests not only his initiative and resilience, but also the ability to survive amidst the extreme dangers of a Nazi occupied Europe.

    Despite persistent attempts to join the RAF Volunteer Reserve in... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.95

  • Flying The Icon: Spitfire

    The Supermarine Spitfire is not only one of the most famous British icons, but it is arguably the most widely-recognised and popular aircraft in the history of aviation. For many generations it was said to be ‘every schoolboy's dream' to fly a Spitfire, and Flying the Icon: Spitfire aims to give the reader an insight into what that requires.

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the first flight of Prototype K5054 on 5 March 1936, author Jarrod Cotter presents something entirely different from the previously published histories of the Spitfire. Having spent a great deal of... Learn More

    Starting at: £29.95

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