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Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped Hitler

Author: Derek Robinson
Publisher: London : Constable, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What stopped Hitler in 1940 - why did he not attempt to invade Britain? And if he had, would he have been successful?" "Most of us would answer that 'The Few' of Fighter Command saved Britain from certain invasion, because every historian of World War Two, from Winston Churchill onwards, has said so. Yet Derek Robinson argues that the Battle of Britain alone could not have been why Operation Sealion, the planned  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Robinson
ISBN: 1845291514 9781845291518 9780786716180 0786716185 9781845294410 1845294416
OCLC Number: 60741484
Description: xiv, 317 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Questions --
The way we were --
For you, the war is over --
Revenge, with dynamite.
Responsibility: Derek Robinson.

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As well as relating the Battle of Britain with all his trademark vigour and skill, Robinson succeeds in presenting the facts in a way that will certainly make us question our easy acceptance of the  Read more...

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