The Hardest Day: Battle of Britain: 18 August 1940Hardback
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- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 25mm | 544g
- Publication date: 1 November 2010
- Publication City/Country: Somerset
- ISBN 10: 1844258203
- ISBN 13: 9781844258208
- Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, ports.
- Sales rank: 786,757
This is the story of one single day in the Battle of Britain. Sunday 18 August 1940 saw the Luftwaffe launch three major air assaults on Britain and the events of that day changed the destiny of the war. Alfred Price gives a compelling minute-by-minute account of that hardest day as experienced by those involved - RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, behind-the-scenes planners and strategists, and members of the public above whose towns and villages the battle was waged. The author's exhaustive research was indeed timely because many of those he interviewed during the 1970s are no longer alive.
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Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the RAF until 1974. Since then he has been a full-time aviation historian and writer, and is acknowledged as a leading authority on the Spitfire. He is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire Manual.
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The benchmark account of a single day in the Battle of Britain that has set the standard for other books since. New edition of a classic Battle of Britain story first published in 1979. Includes interviews with RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew that flew on that day. Illustrated with maps and archive photographs. September 2010 is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.