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The Battle of Britain : the greatest air battle of World War II

Author: Richard Hough; Denis Richards
Publisher: New York ; London : Norton, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Describes the three-month German bombing of Great Britain in 1940 by the Luftwaffe, the errors made by the Germans, and the courage of the British flyers and the public.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hough; Denis Richards
ISBN: 039302766X 9780393027662 0393307344 9780393307344
OCLC Number: 20057172
Description: xvii, 413 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Carnage at noon --
Before the battle. No longer an island ; Groundwork ; The bomber won't always get through ; Late spurt ; Bonus of time ; Surviving the storm ; Battle order --
The battle. British day one: 10 July 1940 ; Channel fight: 11 July-11 August ; Clearing the way: 12 August ; Eagle day --
and after: 13-14 August ; Enter --
and exit --
Luftflotte 5: 15 August ; The assault continues: 16 August ; Respite and re-engagement: 17-18 August ; Desperate days: 19 August-6 September ; Strategic turning point ; The new target: 7 September ; 'Ominous quiet!': 8-14 September ; 'The odds were great; our margins small; the stakes infinite': 15 September ; The scent of victory: 16-30 September ; The battle fades: October --
After the battle. Retrospect ; Scrambles --
Appendices. Chronology of the battle --
Basic statistics of Fighter Command and Luftwaffe aircraft engaged in the Battle of Britain --
Higher Command, summer 1940 --
Air Defence Higher Formations, July-September 1940 --
Operational chain of command in the Luftwaffe --
Equivalent commissioned ranks : RAF and Luftwaffe --
Fighter Command order of battle, 8 August 1940 --
Luftwaffe order of battle against Britain, 13 August 1940 --
Anti-aircraft defences : number and location of heavy guns, 21 August 1940 --
The balloon defences, 31 August 1940 --
Fighter Command order of battle, 7 September 1940 --
100 octane fuel.
Responsibility: Richard Hough and Denis Richards.

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Based on interviews and correspondence with more than three hundred surviving air crew and ground staff, this authoritative yet vivid volume provides fresh insights into the Battle of Britain. More  Read more...

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