The War Facsimiles are exact reproductions of illustrated books that were published during World War II. They were reproduced by the British government to inform people about the progress of the war and the home defence operations. The War Facsimiles from part of the highly praised uncovered editions series. Both sets of books are taken directly from the archives of The Stationry Office in London.
ROOFEVER BRITAIN: the official story of Britain’s anti-craft defences, 1939-1942: Largely untold, Roof over Britain is the story of Britain’s ground defences against the attacks of the German air force during the Battle of Britain in the autumn of 1940. First published in 1943, it describes how the static defences – the AA guns, searchlights and balloons – were organised, manned and supplied in orger to support the work of the RAF. The account is written in the spirit of cheerful bravery that typified the home-guard operations of World War II.
“the appearance of uncovered editions should be greeted with cries of joy” Financial Times.