Already hailed as the standard work, The Most Dangerous Enemy is an authoritative history of the British battle that galvanized the public imagination and symbolized the destiny of a nation But in this rigorous re investigation of the Battle of Britain, Stephen Bungay tells a story full of
If Hitler fails to invade or destroy Britain, he has lost the war, Churchill said in the summer of 1940.He was right.The Battle of Britain was a crucial turning point in the history of the Second World War Had Britain s defences collapsed, Hitler would have dominated all of Europe and been able
In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command This is their story The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been
Book captured the imagination of the battles over Britain, great book
One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin code name The Needle who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory Only one person stands in his way a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer
A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain
Lord Hugh Dowding, Air Chief Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Head of Fighter Command, First Baron of Bentley Priory, lived in the grip of unseen spirits In thrall of the supernatural, he talked to the ghosts of his dead pilots, proclaimed that Hitler was defeated only by the personal intervention
From the award winning author of The Dictators, Richard Overy s The Battle of Britain Myth and Reality is the best introduction available to a defining moment in British history The extraordinary struggle between British and German air forces in 1940 was one of the pivotal events of the Second
The summer of 1940 and the Battle of Britain the darkest days of World War II France, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Norway had all been crushed by the powerful Nazi German war machine Great Britain stood alone, fighting for its life 303 Squadron is the thrilling story
With Wings Like Eagles is bold and refreshing Korda writes with great elegance and flair Wall Street Journal From the New York Times bestselling author of Ike and Horse People, Michael Korda, comes With Wings Like Eagles, the harrowing story of The Battle of Britain, one of the most important
Here is the definitive history which takes the reader into the heart of the battle with those who fought and experienced it This is the story of the Battle of Britain It is about the handful of people who lived out their lives against the Battle s six most fateful weeks their hopes and fears,
Dogfights in the sky, ruthless political maneuvers, legendary heroes of the air like Richthofen the Red Baron and Douglas Bader, this book combines all of these colorful, dramatic, and evocative accounts of the furious air conflicts that saved Britain from German invasion.
In this text, Deighton and Hastings look at how the few defended Britain in the Battle of Britain They depict the reality of the battle and how it was enacted by those who took part, whether in the air, on the ground, in the planning rooms or at home in towns and villages.
The Hawker Hurricane was the Raf s first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its hour of need Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the Phoney War , and then during
1939 The battle for the skies of Britain has just begun.At the outbreak of the Second World War D M Crook, of No 609 Squadron AAF, was at Yeadon, still undergoing his training by the winter of 1939 40, he had his wings.Successfully applying to return to his Squadron, then on defence duties in