The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain

The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain


By (author) Stephen Bungay

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  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • Format: Hardback | 271 pages
  • Dimensions: 242mm x 288mm x 32mm | 1,620g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0760339368
  • ISBN 13: 9780760339367
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 399,977

Product description

Following its original publication in narrative form ten years ago, Stephen Bungay's The Most DangerousEnemy has been acclaimed as the definitive history of the Battle of Britain, a book whose authority and comprehensiveness far exceeded all previous accounts. Andrew Roberts, prominent military historian and author of Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945, said that The Most Dangerous Enemy is the best single-volume history to be published in over a decade. To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle, this classic work has been transformed into a new, large-format, fully illustrated edition. With over 150 photographs (including rare color photos), full color maps, and diagrams, and numerous sidebar features, it brings this dramatic story to life in a fresh and exciting way. Archival photographs of the planes, pilots, and key military leaders, many of which have never before been published, are accompanied by fascinating three-dimensional diagrams illustrating dogfights and battle tactics on both sides. This new edition of The Most Dangerous Enemy is a fitting way to mark the Battle of Britain's anniversary and will bring this most remarkable of stories to a whole new group of readers.

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Author information

Stephen Bungay is a renowned military historian and author. In 2004 he was featured in the documentary television series about the Battle of Britain, Spitfire Ace. His other books include Alamein," which has been praised as "a brilliant balance between lucid analysis and piquant detail." He lives in England.

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MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW"The Most Dangerous Enemy provides an in-depth, illustrated survey of the Battle of Britain and comes from an author who set out to uncover the truths behind the myths of this epic battle. His is the most detailed account in print of the Battle of Britain, and offers first-hand experiences, historical debates, and more. Highly recommended as a key acquisition for any military history collection."