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The Battle of Britain, 1945-1965 : the Air Ministry and the Few

Author: Garry Campion
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventy-five years after the Battle of Britain, the Few's role in preventing invasion continues to enjoy a revered place in popular memory. The Air Ministry were central to the Battle's valorisation.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Campion
ISBN: 9780230284548 023028454X
OCLC Number: 918616186
Description: xxi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Air war, media war --
Seelöwe und bomben auf Engeland: the German perspective, 1940 --
Britain's fighter boys: projecting the Battle of Britain, 1940 --
The battle of the barges: Blackpool Front propaganda, 1940-1945 --
Part II. Valorising and thanksgiving --
The greatest day: shaping the Battle of Britain, 1941 --
Immortal Few: heroising the fighter boys, 1942-1945 --
Air Trafalgar Day: official commemorations, 1942-1945 --
Part III: Commemoration and popular memory --
The fight at odds: revelation, memorialisation, 1945-1953 --
Angels One Five: historical and cultural consolidation, 1946-1965.
Responsibility: Garry Campion ; University of North Hampton, UK.
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