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Publisher Description

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‘A notable account of an epic human experience' Max Hastings, Sunday Times
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‘Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war’ Sir Winston Churchill, speech to the House of Commons, 18 June 1940

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. It seemed impossible that she would be able to resist invasion.

Between the Nazis and glory stood an apparently fragile defence, but the men and women of Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands and the Royal Navy would not be cowed. Their heroics that summer would go down in history.

In The Battle of Britain for the first time, James Holland tells this most epic of stories from a 360° perspective – when the fate of the world truly hung by a thread.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
June 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
928
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
14
MB

Customer Reviews

MySeagullShartedLastNight ,

Incredibly Informative

This book has greatly expanded upon my previously limited knowledge of the Battle of Britain. The book goes into much more detail than I had anticipated— from the politics of Nazi Germany to the experiences of British and German pilots, naval personnel, politicians and civilians. Great read for those who are interested in the details that are all-to-often merely skimmed over when reading about this great conflict.

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