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Finest Hour The Book of the BBC TV Series by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig, Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1999, Hardcover, Pgs 418, b&w photos throughout, map, bibliography, notes on sources, index.
Condition: In near new condition, no markings or inscriptions within, clean and bright throughout.

Sixty years ago, Europe lay at the feet of Adolf Hitler. In a series of whirlwind campaigns between September 1939 and June 1940, Germany defeated Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France. It had signed a treaty with the Soviet Union, driven the British Expeditionary Force off the continent of Europe at Dunkirk, and stood poised to invade Great Britain, the only remaining belligerent. Standing between Hitler and world domination was the just-elected prime minister, Winston Churchill...and a few thousand pilots in the Royal Air Force's Fighter Command. Defeat seemed inevitable. instead, a legend was born. Taking its readers on a breath-taking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits Of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, “Finest Hour” recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain.
This powerful account of the events of 1940 is told through the voices, diaries, letters an( memoirs of the men and women who lived, loved, fought and died during this terrible yet inspiring year. These scaring personal testimonies, taken from over a hundred original interviews, are combined with a fresh and often controversial account of the elaborate political intrigues and betrayals of the period – the. Royal Navy assault on the French fleet and America's secret plans to cope with Britain's defeat. “Finest Hour” blends original historical research with the experiences of ordinary people in desperate times. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience something of a time – still within common living memory - when a nation's darkest hour became its finest. Please click here to ask a question
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