Voices of the Battle of Britain

Voices of the Battle of Britain

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It was a crucial moment of World War II. 1940. The Royal Air Force, virtually alone, defended the skies of Britain against massed formations of German bombers. They put up such a ferocious defense that Hitler gave up ideas of invading Britain and turned his attention to an assault on the Soviet Union. Of those pilots who courageously flew their Spitfires and Hurricanes against the Luftwaffe barely a handful remain. The authors have interviewed 18 survivors and it is their memories and anecdotes that make this book unique. Highly illustrated throughout with rarely seen images, this book is packed with great stories of aerial combat and being shot down, of the classic fighters that they flew and fought in and against, of making and losing friends and colleagues, of a strained social life in the midst of battle, and, most of all, of standing steadfast in the face of overwhelming odds. It is coupled with an authoritative and lively narrative.
Publisher: [Solihull, West Midlands, England], Danann Publishing Limited, Flying History Ltd,, 2015.
Edition: 2 DVD Limited Edition Hardcover Book.
ISBN: 9780993016936
0993016936
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
24 fps,rda
digital,optical,rda
136 pages : illustrations , portraits ; 28 cm + 2 videodiscs (sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.)

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