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Publisher Description

First-hand accounts featuring the RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain - one of the chief turning points of World War II.

‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ - Winston Churchill. The ‘Few’ were the nearly 3,000 RAF pilots who fought against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, which raged in the skies over southern England and the English Channel in the summer of 1940.

With a new prime minister, Winston Churchill, Britain fought alone in Europe - and under the threat of invasion from Hitler’s Germany. Douglas Bader, Flight Lt Richard Hillary, ‘Ginger’ Lacey, and Flight Lt. Brian Kingcombe describe the strains they had to face as pilots: ‘I didn’t have butterflies in my stomach - I had vultures’ and the ‘long, boring hours interspersed with moments of tremendous exhilaration’.

Their determination, bravery, and skill are evident as, outnumbered, they fought doggedly in their superior Hurricanes and Spitfires.

With news bulletins, reportage, personal accounts from the ground crews, and excerpts from Churchill’s famous speeches, this recording undeniably shows why, for the victorious RAF pilots, ‘This was their finest hour’.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
TP
Tim Pigott-Smith
LENGTH
02:15
hr min
RELEASED
2010
8 September
PUBLISHER
BBC Worldwide Limited
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
112
MB

Customer Reviews

Bergermaster ,

The Battle of Britain the last of the few

Unfortunately this book has no guts. it appears to be a series of questions. What did you do during war? Please answer in 25 words or less. My generation knows the story but much more could have been made of these spoken experiences. I must say though that I liked the readers use of various accents.....
Bergermaster.

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