Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain In this text Deighton and Hastings look at how the few defended Britain in the Battle of Britain They depict the reality of the battle and how it was enacted by those who took part whether in the ai

  • Title: Battle of Britain
  • Author: Len Deighton Max Hastings
  • ISBN: 9781840222081
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this text, Deighton and Hastings look at how the few defended Britain in the Battle of Britain They depict the reality of the battle and how it was enacted by those who took part, whether in the air, on the ground, in the planning rooms or at home in towns and villages.

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    1. I thought I had the Battle of Britain pretty much sussed, but this book was full of stuff I didn't know. It's also beautifully designed and laid out, with detailed colour illustrations to satisfy my inner avgeek. Len Deighton is both an excellent writer and a diligent researcher, resulting in a book that gets the facts across clearly, enjoyably, and memorably. My only complaint is that the main text is sometimes split mid-sentence by several pages of breakout boxes and images, and I prefer a mor [...]

    2. "When I told them that Britain would fight on alone, whatever [the French] did, their generals told their prime minister and his divided cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have its neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck!" - Winston Chuchill,In 1940, the whole of Europe lay under the flags of brutal tyrannies, fascist and Soviet alike. Having rolled over France with ease, Hitler bid the English to lay down their arms; acknowledge him as master of Europe, and the struggle would be [...]

    3. I am not certain if this is the first edition of Deighton's book, but I did read the first edition published in 1980. The Battle of Britain means a lot to me as I have family in England. My grandfather was a gunner in the RAF. This edition is beautifully illustrated. For those interested in the detail of the planes themselves, there are many intricate illustrations. I would have given the book five stars but for the lack of information about people. To me a war is about people as much as facts a [...]

    4. An excellent book that details the summer of 1940 in western Europe. It gives detailed accounts of the air battle that took place between the RAF & the Luftwaffe. An easy to read good paced book with numerous historical photos. If you like history, especially WWII history, give this book a read. It is worth it.

    5. Deighton draws on many sources to recreate the air war over Britain during World War II. There are many excellent photographs to enhance the historical account of events.

    6. Blew my mind when I read it in my early teens. Helped start a love affair with aircraft and the Spitfire that I still have.

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