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

Author: Garry Campion
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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. This book explores both this, and also the now forgotten 1940 Battle of the Barges mounted by RAF bombers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Campion, Garry, 1963- author.
Battle of Britain, 1945-1965
(DLC) 2015020303
(OCoLC)918616186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Campion
ISBN: 9781137316264 1137316268
OCLC Number: 923810523
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 342 pages)
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.

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