Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1984. 128 pp., frontis., + 180 photo-ills. D.j., 24 x 18cm. FINE. Bristol Blenheims undertook frontline operations throughout World War II. They provided a virtual backbone to RAF missions during 1939-42, and thereafter continued to give doughty service in almost every theatre of war and in many fighting roles as they pioneered both day-bombing and night-fighting. In this account of the aircraft's history, the author has detailed not only its origins, development and fighting record, but also emphasises the human facets, including full accounts of the three Blenheim pilots awarded a Victoria Cross. Illustrated with 180 photographs.