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The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Moore, Kate
By Museum, The Imperial War

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Published in association with the Imperial War Museum in London to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book brings one of the most important battles of World War II to life. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, contemporary art and propaganda posters, ...and accompanied by numerous first-hand accounts, The Battle of Britain captures the reality and the romance of a defining chapter in British history. Moreover, it offers a detailed analysis of the events immediately preceding the battle, the key strategic decisions by opposing commanders that altered the course of the battle, as well as the development of criticial weaponry and defenses that dramatically changed the way aerial combat was fought. Moore's book pays tribute to visionaries such as R. J. Mitchell and Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding, who ensured that, rather than simply a victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, this was a battle for which Britain's Fighter Command was uniquely prepared. Such preparation nearly guaranteed that although the British were vastly outnumbered, they could confidently counter the German fighter planes and bombers that darkened the skies throughout the summer of 1940. It was this small band of men and women, covered in detail in this title, that were the first to successfully oppose the seemingly unstoppable tide of the Nazi war machine, irrevocably altering the course of the rest of the war.
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ISBN 9781472808721
Released NZ 1 Apr 2015
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English (translated from: English)
Series General Aviation
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ISBN-13 9781472808721
Stock Available
Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Released 1 Apr 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Moore, Kate
By Museum, The Imperial War
Series General Aviation
Category World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
War & Defence Operations
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 248mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 940.54211
Weight 720g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Great Britain
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade