140 pp., 17x24 cm, illustrated
We present some lesser known events that had as protagonists on the one part American and British aviators and on the other Italian partisans and civilians active in different areas of the country: Lazio, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, and Piedmont.
It was to be for the most part peasants, humble and simple people who were to risk their lives and belongings to hide and help these foreign soldiers.
The soldiers, who literally “rained down from heaven”, spoke incomprehensible foreign languages. They knocked on the doors of the humble folk leaving them with a difficult choice to make: report the presence of the aviators to the German and Fascist military authorities, facilitating their capture and perhaps pocketing a lavish fee, or risk the lives of their families in the endeavour to help these strangers in some way.
In most cases, the civilians opted for the latter and these pages are also dedicated to them, in remembrance of their sacrifices and their sufferings.
100 pp., 21 x29,7cm
New from Guideline Licensed Publications is this innovative collection of artworks and scale drawings culled from the famous Warpaint series and collected in a single volume presenting eight iconic US military aircraft types from the Second World War
Warpaint has grown into one of the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopaedias of military aviation in print today. Compiled by artist Jan Polc this latest series gathers together the colour profiles and line drawings from selected volumes with a common theme, and presents the reader interested more in camouflage and markings than the history and development of the aircraft with a wide selection of choices upon which to base a modelling project. With a minimal text by way of introduction the book offers a collection of top quality profile art covering the Curtis P-40, Grumman F6F Hellcat, Vought F4U Corsair, Douglas A-20 Havoc, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Martin B-26 Marauder, North American B-25 Mitchell and Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
With this first volume Guideline introduce an ongoing series that promises to inspire and inform as well as offering a great introduction to those not already familiar with the original Warpaints.