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Battle of Britain
Author: Dr. Alfred Price

ISBN: 9781906537135
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 7 January 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.2 x 1.5
Description:
Dr Alfred Price, who is a recognised and respected authority on the Battle of Britain, recounts the story of the conflict, both in terms of the strategic and tactical battle between two mighty air forces of the day and the fascinating and often traumatic human element as the civilians of Britain faced the reality of German invasion.

The book starts with the skirmishes across the Channel in the opening phase of the battle, 10 July-12 August, testing Britain's defences, then the Luftwaffe's main assault on the airfields and radar installations of Southern England from 12 August to 6 September, when it attempted to knock out the RAF. The turning point came when the Luftwaffe, faced with mounting losses, shifted its focus to London and other cities in early September in a final attempt to break Britain's morale, giving the RAF a much-needed breathing space to build up its strength and counter the enemy. Once it became clear to the Germans that they could not achieve air superiority they switched their focus to the night-time bombing raids on centres of population - the Blitz - and the Battle of Britain was over.

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