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With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain

Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2009.
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In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp. In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England?while tracing, perhaps for the first time, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Korda
ISBN: 9780061736032 0061736031 9780061736049 006173604X 9780061984945 0061984949
OCLC Number: 434156842
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: "The bomber will always get through" --
"To England, all eyes were turned. All that has gone now. Nothing has been done in 'the years that the locust hath eaten.'" --
"I can't understand why Chicago gangsters can have bulletproof glass in their cars, and I can't get it in my Spitfires!" --
"The other side of the hill" --
The first act : Dunkirk and the Dowding letter --
Round One : "Der Kanalkampf" --
Round Two : Sparring --
Adlerangriff, August 1940 --
The hardest days : August 16 through September 15 --
The turning point.
Responsibility: Michael Korda.
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In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp. In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England?while tracing, perhaps for the first time, the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that inexorably led to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. With Wings Like Eagles brings to vivid life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict?from Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Hermann G?ring to the ground crews, the German pilots, the American volunteers, and the courageous airmen and airwomen of the RAF.

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