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Summer, 1940: The Battle of Britain

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published December 31st 1977 by David McKay Company (first published November 1977)
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Jill Hutchinson
I have always been fascinated by the Battle of Britain and how the British stood alone against a much larger force, especially in the air. This book covers the year of that battle from the first sorties by the Luftwaffe against isolated landing fields through the horrendous blitz of London and surrounding cities.

Hitler wanted to soften up England before Operation Sea Lion (the invasion of the island) and believed Goering who told him that the air force would bring England to her knees. It was a
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A fascinating compilation of first-hand and second-hand accounts. Fact-filled and moving, although the facts do push some individual paragraphs beyond a single page.

On my Blitz book binge, this is close to tops, the winner being the strictly first hand narrative book I finished yesterday, "Their Finest Hour: First-hand Narratives of the War in England" printed 1941.
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Roger Parkinson (b 1939), military historian.

Parkinson has written several books on the Second World War, and in particular on Dunkirk, the Desert Campaign and Pearl Harbour, and has published biographies of famous commanders such as Blucher, Clausewitz, Kutuzov, Ludendorff and Zapata.

His papers include typescripts and drafts of books and articles, some of which were published under the pseudonym
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