Battle of Britain Five Months That Changed History; May-October 1940

ISBN-10: 0312675003

ISBN-13: 9780312675004

Edition: 2011

Authors: James Holland
List price: $46.00
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Description: A groundbreaking new account of the Battle of Britain from acclaimed historian James HollandThe Battle of Britainpaints a stirring picture of an extraordinary summer when the fate of the world hung by a thread. Historian James Holland has now written the definitive account of those months based on extensive new research from around the world including thousands of new interviews with people on both sides of the battle. If Britain's defenses collapsed, Hitler would have dominated all of Europe. With France facing defeat and British forces pressed back to the Channel, there were few who believed Britain could survive; but, thanks to a sophisticated defensive system and the combined efforts of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the defiance of a new Prime Minister, Britain refused to give in. From clashes between coastal convoys andSchnellbootein the Channel to astonishing last stands in Flanders, slaughter by U-boats in an icy Atlantic and dramatic aerial battles over England,The Battle of Britaintells this epic story in a fresh and compelling voice.

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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

List of Maps and Figures
Note on the Text
Introduction
Miracles
First Flight
The Eve of Battle
The Go-for-Broke Gamble
Hook, Line and Sinker
The First Clash in the Air
Breakthrough
Inside the Third Reich
A Battle Against Time
The Battle is Lost
Emergency Measures
Learning the Lessons
What to Do for the Best
New Appointments
Decisions
Fighter Command Enters the Fray
Crisis
Black Monday
Dunkirk: The Beginning
Dunkirk: In the Balance
Dunkirk: The Middle
Dunkirk: The End
Respite
What Next?
The End in France
Hitler's Dilemma
All Alone
Getting Ready
Trouble at Sea: Part 1
Bringing It All Together
Trouble at Sea: Part 2
Crooked Leg
Kanalkampf
First Combat
Peace Offerings
The Besieged
Hotting Up
Bombs on Germany, Bomben auf England
Battle Over Britain
The Wall of England
Adlertag
The Biggest Air Battle
The Hardest Day
Bombs on Berlin
Tactics and Technicalities
Breaking Point
Black Saturday
Summer Madness
The Crux
Wolfpack
Exhaustion
Last Flight
Postscript
Glossary
Notes
Sources
Acknowledgements
Picture Acknowledgements
Index
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