Author(s): Tor Idar Larsen
Into the Swarm: Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War is a collaborative work by Christopher Yeoman (Rise Against Eagles) and Tor Idar Larsen (Viking Spitfire) which tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighters pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Accompanying gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are previously unpublished photographs and letter extracts which adds to the rich content provided by these enthusiastic authors whose passion for the subject matter is evidently apparent within each chapter. A fine tribute to the gallant aviators who took to the air in hostile skies, this book tells of courage and sacrifice in France, to daring and determination, to gain air supremacy over the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain and Malta. This work also provides a wider story of RAF pilots of the Second World War, from those early battles in 1940 all the way up to a few days before VE-Day. These stories offer a broad and versatile insight into the life of fighter pilots from many countries, from different cultures but with a common determination of fighting Nazi Germany over Europe's aerial arenas.
Christopher Yeoman was born in 1981 and lives in Farnborough, Hampshire. He is the author of Tiger Cub: The Story of John Freeborn, DFC, The Battle of Britain: Portraits of The Few and Rise Against Eagles (Fonthill Media). He has also written articles for Fighting High: World War Two and Bomber Command: Failed To Return. Tor Idar Larsen was born in 1980 and lives in Eina, Norway. He is the author of Viking Spitfire: The Story of Finn Thorsager (Fonthill Media).