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The Battle of Britain

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This unique volume tells the full story of the greatest air battle in history, a battle that decisively shaped the eventual outcome of the Second World War. A team of distinguished authors and historians describe the events leading up to the Luftwaffe's air assault on Great Britain, and the history, structure and equipment of both contending air forces. The full course of ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 28th 1999 by Salamander Books (PA) (first published April 19th 1990)
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Bill Bowne
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very well written and informative book. I've read several books on this, the most pivotal battle of WWI (had the RAF lost the Battle, Normandy wouldn't have happened and either the Nazis or the Soviets would now own Europe), and this is one of the better ones.

Good details on the more personal side of the Battle, with biographies of some of the more interesting personalities on both sides of the Battle.
Sean Seger
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the most informative books on the Battle of Britain I've ever read. The detailed layout of the planes involved and the discussion of tactics really stood out. Especially the tactics. Most often books about the air war discuss the bravado and exploits of specific pilots, or the human toll on the pilots and populace. And that is all very important. But personally, I want to know what happened up there. This book really got into the details of how Britain survived Germany's ...more
Jim Cunningham
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
A good summary of the various aspects of the battle. I also learned technical details of various subjects that were never mentioned in other books that I have read on this subject.
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Richard Leslie Townshend Bickers has written more books about the RAF and its predecessor, the RFC, than any other author past or present - some under a pseudonym. Being multilingual, he does his own research in foreign archives and by interviews and correspondence. His short stories and newspaper articles were first published and broadcast while he was a serving RAF officer. By the time he left ...more