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Hives and the Merlin

Hives and the Merlin

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{detailed description}The Battle of Britain has become a symbol of British victory and German defeat. However, the war did not end in September 1940 when Hitler abandoned his immediate plans to invade Britain. Indeed, it was not even clear at the time that he had abandoned them, nor was the Battle of Britain seen as a great victory. The battle for survival continued day and night and one of the crucial weapons instrumental in securing that survival was Britain's Royal Air Force.
Critical to the aircraft of the RAF was the Merlin engine, built only by Rolls-Royce initially and subsequently under licence by Ford in Britain and Packard in the USA.
And crucial to the continuous production in increasing numbers and to an ever higher specification was the man running Rolls-Royce, Ernest, later Lord, Hives.
This is the story of that man's immense contribution, told by Peter Pugh, the historian who wrote the trilogy of Rolls-Royce in the late 1990s, The Magic of a Name, and Sir Ian Lloyd, who wrote The Merlin at War in the late 1940s.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Sir Ian Lloyd and Peter Pugh
published by Icon Books 2004 1st edn. 204pp illustrated, index 14x22
{condition}mint, inc. d/j
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