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Duel Of Eagles

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The greatest book on the Battle of Britain ever written. Original copyright 1970 by Peter Townsend.
Hardcover, 455 pages
Published January 15th 2003 by Castle Books (first published 1969)
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Robert Taylor
Peter Townsend was a British fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain. As a side note, he was also the man Princess Margaret wanted to marry but was forbidden by her sister, the Queen.
James Boling
I really enjoyed this book. It took me forever to read it - it is written in narrative format rather than really "putting you into the story", so it isn't a page-turner in the normal sense. But it gives a lot of great information about air warfare and how it developed and played such a pivotal role in WW2.

What was most fascinating to me was the camaraderie that the author (a British WW2 pilot himself) described among pilots, whether friend or enemy.
Steve
One of the best books I can recall that I've read about the Battle of Britain. Starting on September 7, 1940. Adolf Hitler ordered the bombing of London as well as other cities in Britain. This was known as the London Blitz. The British prime minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen not to surrender and fight. I also like the comparison of the German and British fighters and bombers that were used. Some were good and others had flaws.
David
Excellent book on the Battle of Britain told from the perspective of a British pilot who fought in the battle. It includes German perspectives, along with blunders on both sides. What was really helpful was the background on the beginnings of both the RAF and Luftwaffe. Highly recommend!
Karla Goodhouse
This is a very good account of the Battle of Britian. It is written by an English pilot who fought in the war. He interviewed several German pilots for the book (including a man that he shot down during the battle) and gives an accurate portrayal from both sides.
Matt
One of the best write ups of the Battle of Britain I have ever read.
Louise
The air story of the Battle of Brittan.
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Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC and Bar, RAF was Equerry to King George VI 1944–1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II 1952–1953. Townsend is best known for his ill-fated romance with Princess Margaret. Despite his distinguished career, as a divorced man there was no chance of marriage with the princess and their re
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