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Battle of Britain Patrick Bishop

Battle of Britain By Patrick Bishop

Battle of Britain by Patrick Bishop

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A day-to-day chronicle of a defining episode in British history: the epic struggle of the Royal Air Force with the Luftwaffe.

Battle of Britain Summary

Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940 by Patrick Bishop

Battle of Britain is a riveting chronicle of the epic struggle between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe. It is the story of Britain's fight for national survival, from the shock defeat and evacuation from Dunkirk in May/June 1940 to fighter Command's assertion of superiority over the Luftwaffe in mid-September. Battle of Britain takes the reader through that summer day by day, revealing the ongoing battle's impact on flyers and civilians alike. By enhancing his narrative with eye-witness accounts, diary extracts and pilot profiles, Bishop brings the often horrific reality of air combat vividly to life. In Battle of Britain Patrick Bishop has written the definitive account of one of the pivotal moments in twentieth-century British history, and a nation's 'finest hour'.

Battle of Britain Reviews

'Compelling ... a fascinating insight into the emotions and actions of those who took part on both sides ... A worthy memorial to the 'Few' ' Daily Telegraph.

About Patrick Bishop

Patrick Bishop has worked as senior correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of The Irish Empire; the acclaimed book The Provisional IRA with Eamonn Mallie; the bestselling Fighter Boys; and most recently the best-selling Bomber Boys and 3 Para. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction - A 'Life-and-Death Struggle', History or Myth? Watching, Waiting... and Withdrawing - September 1939 to June 1940. Beginning the Duel - 1 July to 16 July 1940. Prodding and Probing - 17 July to 31 July 1940. Intensification - 1 August to 17 August 1940. Hardest Days - 18 August to 6 September 1940. Culmination - 7 September to 15 October 1940. Aftermath. Aircraft of the Battle of Britain. Index. List of Tables, Maps and Sources. Acknowledgements.

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Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940 by Patrick Bishop
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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