The Most Dangerous Enemy

The Most Dangerous Enemy : A History of the Battle of Britain

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This history of the Battle of Britain provides an encyclopaedic academic rigour: the author went back to original sources both in the Public Record Office and the German archives. Challenging virtually every time-honoured myth and assumption about Britain's victory, the book questions the traditional myth of an amateurish, honourable British "Few" up against a pitiless and regimented German war machine. It actually asserts exactly the opposite: that it was Britain's pilots who were the ruthless combatants and its aircraft production that was the well-oiled machine, and the Germans who never quite recovered from their amateurish underestimation of their "most dangerous enemy".show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129.5 x 193 x 33mm | 340.2g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations, maps
  • 1854108018
  • 9781854108012
  • 914,725

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'The most exhaustive and detailed account of the Battle of Britain that has yet appeared'- Times Lietrary Supplement; 'A fascinating case history in illusion and reality. He dispels the myths and kills the cliches... Admirable'- Godfrey Smith, Sunday Timesshow more

About Stephen Bungay

Stephen Bungay studied Modern Languages and Philosophy at Oxford and subsequently at the University of Tubingen in Germany. He lives in more

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