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    DescriptionGerman daylight raids on Britain began in the summer of 1940. They were expected and the country had been preparing for quite some time. Searchlights were in place, Fighter Command had been expanded, and anti-aircraft guns were being manufactured. It was from these first preparations that Britain developed tactics to counter the many air raids over the following years. This book shows how Britain prepared for air raids in the run up to the war and details all the tactics that were developed during the war to counter the many aerial attacks. Among the defence systems included are anti-aircraft guns, barrage balloons and the Meacon system.

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    Britain's Air Defences 1939-45
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Alfred Price, Illustrated by Darko Pavlovic
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841767109
    ISBN 10: 1841767107

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWM, JWH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 940.544941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A44440000
    LC classification: UG635.G7
    B&T Approval Code: A44702530
    BIC subject category V2: JWKW, 3JJH, 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWK, JWCS, JWM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    LC classification: D786 .P74 2004
    Illustrations note
    55 b&w illustrations, 8 colour illustrations
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    01 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the Royal Air Force, where he was a crewman on Vulcan bombers and specialised in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics. In a military flying career spanning fifteen years he logged over 4,000 flying hours. He left the service in 1974 and since then has been a full-time writer on aviation subjects. He is author of 46 books and more than 200 magazine articles. He holds a PhD in history from Loughborough University and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
    Review quote
    ."..an excellent book, very well balanced and unusually well written, as might be expected from the author of numerous books on air warfare... For those interested in exactly how Britain was saved from what seemed like overwhelming German air power, in a concise and readable form with excelltn artwork, this book is highly recommended." -Bolling Smith, "The Coast Defense Journal" (February 2008)
    Table of contents
    Preparations; the battle begins; countering the night raid; the robot attack.