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When Britain Saved The West : the Story of 1940

Author: Robin Prior
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the comfortable distance of seven decades, it is quite easy to view the victory of the Allies over Hitler's Germany as inevitable. But in 1940 Great Britain's defeat loomed perilously close, and no other nation stepped up to confront the Nazi threat. In this cogently argued book, Robin Prior delves into the documents of the time - war diaries, combat reports, Home Security's daily files, and much more - to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Prior
ISBN: 9780300166620 0300166621
OCLC Number: 893896547
Description: xix, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Half-hearted war --
The Parliamentary crisis : Churchill ascendant, 7-10 May 1940 --
The Cabinet crisis : Churchill challenged, 10-28 May 1940 --
A close-run thing : The B.E.F.'s retreat to the coast, May 1940 --
The great escape: the B.E.F., May-June 1940 --
Alone : the collapse of the French alliance, May-July 1940 --
Hitler at the door : the invasion threat, June-October 1940 --
The Battle of Britain : the antagonists --
The Battle of Britain : the overture --
The Battle of Britain : the crisis --
The Battle of Britain : the battle won, 7 September-31 October 1940 --
Terror by night : Britain survives the Blitz, September 1940-May 1941 --
A little help from our friends : Britain and America, 1940-1941.
Responsibility: Robin Prior.

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'Elegant, well marshalled and powerful... Prior's authoritative, no-nonsense coverage underlines the period's momentousness'-Ashley Jackson, BBC History Magazine. -- Ashley Jackson BBC History Read more...

 
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