Battle of Britain: Britain's Finest Hour

Battle of Britain: Britain's Finest Hour

Hardback

By (author) Dr. Alfred Price

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  • Publisher: Classic Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 256mm x 4mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 1906537135
  • ISBN 13: 9781906537135
  • Illustrations note: c 200 mono and colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 761,088

Product description

Dr. Alfred Price, who is a recognized and respected authority on the Battle of Britain, recounts the story of the conflict, both in terms of the strategic and tactical battle between two mighty air forces of the day and the fascinating and often traumatic human element as the civilians of Britain faced the reality of German invasion. The book starts with the skirmishes across the Channel in the opening phase of the battle, July 10 through August 12, testing Britain's defenses, then the Luftwaffe's main assault on the airfields and radar installations of Southern England from August 12 to September 6, when it attempted to knock out the RAF. The turning point came when the Luftwaffe, faced with mounting losses, shifted its focus to London and other cities in early September in a final attempt to break Britain's morale, giving the RAF much-needed breathing space to build up its strength and counter the enemy.

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Dr. Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the Royal Air Force where he flew with the V-Force and specialized in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics. In a military flying career spanning fifteen years, he logged over four thousand flying hours. Since 1974, he has been a full-time writer on aviation subjects and has written more than forty-six books. He holds a PhD in history from Loughborough University and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.