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

Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: New York : Harper, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 1: "Der Kanalkampf" -- Round 2: Sparring  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Korda
ISBN: 9780061125355 0061125350
OCLC Number: 778332332
Description: 322 p., [24] p. pl. : ill., foto's, krt. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Korda.

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"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 1: "Der Kanalkampf" -- Round 2: Sparring -- Adlerangriff, August 1940 -- The hardest days: Aug 16 thru Sep 15 -- The turning point. - Michael Korda traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that led to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle.

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