Comic artist Keith Burns turns his hand to new World War Two Ladybird Books

Launched earlier this year as part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Battle of Britain is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the most famous aerial battle in history – featuring stunning art by “Johnny Red” artist Keith Burns.

The book is written by historian, author and broadcaster James Holland, drawing on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story.

Battle of Britain is the first of a Ladybird Books 12-volume World War Two history looking at dramatic moments of the six-year conflict, part of the revival of the brand.

The series will focus on pivotal events, including Blitzkrieg, Battle of the Atlantic, war on Pacific and D-Day – and Keith Burns has been commissioned tomprovide art on two more volumes.

Battle of Britain delves into the tactics, organisation and new technologies that were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the RAF and the Luftwaffe, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of the airmen engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.

Battle of BritainWritten by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include Climate Change, Quantum Mechanics, Evolution and Shackleton.

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With thanks to Jeremy Briggs

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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