The Battle of Britain Story

The Battle of Britain Story

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The summer of 1940 witnessed the greatest air battle in history, as the men Winston Churchill dubbed `The Few' fought over the skies of Britain to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority, which would have paved the way for Hitler to invade our island. Graham Pitchfork charts the development of the epic battle fought by Fighter Command as it reacted to the changes in the Luftwaffe's strategy, reaching a climax on 15 September before finally coming to a conclusion in October 1940. In addition to the exploits of the pilots in the air, the contribution of the many ground organisations that played such a crucial role is also highlighted in this lavishly illustrated book. Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork is a well-known aviation author whose previous books include The RAF Day by Day and The RAF's First Jet Squadron: 616 (South Yorkshire).show more

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  • Electronic book text | 128 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752484818
  • 9780752484815

About Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork

Graham Pitchfork ended his distinguished RAF career as an Air Commodore and was station commander of Finningley. He is a well-known aviation author and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph. He has previously written The RAF Day by Day and The RAF's First Jet Squadron: 616 (South Yorkshire) for The History more