The victory of the Battle of Britain ranks with Marathon and the Marne as a decisive point in history. At the end of June 1940, with Europe overrun by the Germans, the Nazi war leaders knew that RAF fighter command had to be scheduled before the invasion of Britain could take place. This is the story of "the few" - the young men who fought with unsurpassed courage to defeat the Luftwaffe. They came from all walks of life, including a priceless element of pilots from the commonwealth as well as vengeful young men from the occupied nations of Europe. They endured fearful losses, but their gallantry, together with that of almost superhuman efforts of the ground crews and the ordinary citizens united the British people and caused the world to marvel.
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Richard Hough's best-known books include The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45 and best-selling biographies of both Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife, Edwina. He flew fighters and fighter-bombers from 1941 and 1945. Denis Richards is well known as an air historian for his three volume official history The Royal Air Force 1939-1945. He is the author of An Illustrated History of Modern Europe which is now in it's seventh edition with sales approaching one million copies.
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Book Description Penguin Books. (Subject: Aviation - General) High above the warm, summer fields Churchill's 'few' fought with courage and skill against overwhelming odds - and won. This is a vivid account of the air battles as well as an explanation of how the campaign developed. It provides fresh insights into the controversies with the aid of original material as well as recollections of several hundred surviving air and ground crew. The book is vividly illustrated with many photographs and colour plates. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 9780141390826) (Pagination: 413pp, illustrations, maps.) (Condition: Used paperback. Creasing on spine and marks on edges.) UL-XXXXXX. Bookseller Inventory # 3124-03
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