The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

Author: James Holland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780552156103

Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Page: 928

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The Nazi Blitzkrieg was unlike any invasion the world had ever seen. It hit Europe with a force and aggression that no-one could counter. Within weeks the German armies were at the French coast and looking across at Britain, a country still reeling from the opening salvoes of the war. It seemed impossible that she would be able to resist invasion. But between the Nazis and glory stood more than just the pilots of Fighter Command. There was Bomber and Coastal Command, the Royal Navy and the incredible Auxiliary Patrol Service. In this darkest hour, Britain's defence was truly a national effort, and one that had been considerably better prepared for than the German attack. For the first time, The Battle of Britain tells this most epic of stories from a 360° perspective, drawing on extensive new research from around the world that challenges some of the long-held myths about the battle. Holland paints a complete picture of that extraordinary summer - a time in which the fate of the world truly hung by a thread.
The Battle for Britain
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Mary Evans, David Morgan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-11 - Publisher: Routledge

It is generally accepted that Britain was held together during the second world war by a spirit of national democratic `consensus'. But whose interests did the consensus serve? And how did it unravel in the years immediately after victory? This well observed and powerfully argued book overturns many of our
Seasons in the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 840
Authors: Dominic Sandbrook
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The late 1970s were Britain's years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the peak of trade union power - and also the birth of home computers, the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of a Grantham grocer's daughter who would change everything. Dominic Sandbrook
Poles in the Battle of Britain
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Peter Sikora
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-30 - Publisher: Air World

The Polish Air Force, which was created in Britain in the summer of 1940 from flying and ground personnel evacuated from Poland and then from France, proved to be one of the most successful formations to fight the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain. Overcoming the obstacles of language and
The Battle of Britain Experience
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Richard Overy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05 - Publisher:

On June 18, 1940, Churchill declared in the House of Commons: "The Battle of France is over. . . the Battle for Britain is about to begin." With the fall of France, Great Britain was Hitler's last remaining stepping-stone to European domination. In July, Hitler told his commanders to prepare
The Narrow Margin
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Derek Wood, Derek Dempster
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-02 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

“For vividness and a sense of the overall flow of the battle . . . The Narrow Margin is excellent for the British side.”—Air & Space Magazine The Battle of Britain saved the country from invasion. If the RAF had been defeated all the efforts of the British Army and