The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

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In the skies above south-east England in 1940, battle was waged between the men and machines of the Royal Air Force and Hitler's Luftwaffe. At stake was air superiority, and the Germans intended this to be a first step in the invasion of Britain. Squadrons of Hurricanes and Spitfires - then among the best and most modern fighter aircraft in the world - took on the threat and, over a period of months, defeated the Luftwaffe, which ultimately withdrew. This fully illustrated history looks at the origins and events of the battle, but focuses especially on the men and women of the RAF and on the ordinary people of the nation, above whose heads the great battle for freedom was waged.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 147.32 x 205.74 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w; 30 col
  • 0747810478
  • 9780747810476
  • 2,165,823

About Neil R. Storey

Neil Storey is a social and military historian specialising in the impact of war on society. He has written over 25 books, countless articles and has given lectures across the UK, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas.show more

Table of contents

Prelude / Men and Machines / The battle / On the Ground / Never in the Field of Human Conflict... / Further Reading / Indexshow more

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