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    Last of the Few: The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won it (CD-Audio) By (author) Max Arthur, Read by Tim Pigott-Smith, Read by David Shaw-Parker, Read by Gareth Armstrong, Read by Sam Kelly, Read by Patience Tomlinson

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    DescriptionAfter the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler's inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies - the RAF would have to be broken - so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties. Greatly outnumbered by the Luftwaffe, the pilots of RAF Fighter Command scrambled as many as five times a day, and civilians watched skies criss-crossed with the contrails from the constant dogfights between Spitfires and Me-109s. Britain's very freedom depended on the outcome of that summer's battle. Britain's air defences were badly battered and nearly broken, but against all odds, 'The Few', as they came to be known, bought Britain's freedom - many with their lives. These are the personal accounts of the pilots who fought and survived that battle. We will not see their like again.


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    Title
    Last of the Few
    Subtitle
    The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Arthur, Read by Tim Pigott-Smith, Read by David Shaw-Parker, Read by Gareth Armstrong, Read by Sam Kelly, Read by Patience Tomlinson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 185 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846574511
    ISBN 10: 184657451X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    DC22: 940.54211
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Virgin Audio
    Publication date
    05 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Max Arthur is the author of best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. His last book, The Dambusters, is one of The Times / WH Smith's '50 Paperbacks of the Year' for 2009.