Sidney Cotton was an audacious man - aviator, spy, businessman, gun runner and more. He was at the forefront of photo-reconnaissance before and during WW2.Read More
Ralph Barker Titles
'In seeking to establish the facts and unravel the secrets of these and other famous air mysteries, Ralph Barker brings outstanding gifts of graphic description to a subject of compelling power' - The Aeroplane.Read More
An overview of British aerial operations in World War II.Read More
The story of the daring RAF pilots who flew low-level torpedo attacks against German battleships in World War II.Read More
'Ralph Barker has written a masterly anecdotal history of the flying war over France, and the courageous 'bird-men', who gave such dedicated support to the regiments deadlocked in the trenches beneath them' - Daily TelegraphRead More
The Story of Bill Lancaster and Chubbie Miller.
Previously published as Verdict On A Lost FlyerRead More
The story of how George Binney, a 39 year-old civilian working in neutral Sweden set about running vital cargoes of Swedish ball-bearings and special steels to Britain through the blockaded Skagerrak.
One of the greatest sea stories of World War IIRead More
Among those who fought in the ferocious battles for the skies during the Second World War, some - shot down, or forced to ditch - had to confront an exceptionally pitiless enemy: the sea.Read More
Ten remarkable true accounts of unusual incidents and happenings to Bomber Command aircrew during World War Two.Read More
Fifteen "dramas of the air"
There can be nothing more poignant than a sequence of events which gives some occupants of an aircraft a chance of escape and others none.Read More
The story of the first large scale bombing in history, the R.A.F.'s firebombing of Cologne, Germany in 1942.Read More
An excellent account by Barker of The Schneider Trophy Races
This iconic race for seaplanes and flying boats was significant in advancing aeroplane design, particularly in the fields of aerodynamics and engine design, and would show its results in the best fighters of World War IIRead More
All these stories are eloquent of devotion and endurance...all are moving. They are told graphically without sensationalism. (Times Literary Supplement)
Tales of Supreme Bravery (Daily Telegraph)