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Battle of Britain Illustrated Paul F. Jacobs, Robert H. Lightsey 0071385452 9780071385459 WITNESS BRITAINS FINEST HOUR<P>Austria and Poland had fallen, followed by Norway. The Netherlands and Belgium were overrun. Then France fell and B
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Battle of Britain Illustrated by Paul F. Jacobs, Robert H. Lightsey

WITNESS BRITAINS FINEST HOUR<P>Austria and Poland had fallen, followed by Norway. The Netherlands and Belgium were overrun. Then France fell and Britain stood alone -- the only obstacle to Hitlers total dominance of Western Europe. <P>Arguably, it was the turning point of modern history. <P>In Britain during that Spitfire Summer of 1940, 2353 brave young flyers of the Royal Air Force, and 574 airmen from Commonwealth and other countries, took to the sky day after day to challenge the might of Hitlers Luftwaffe. For nearly one in five of the young British flyers, it would be their last summer on Earth. <P>Reach and Power<P>In this work of reach and power, Paul Jacobs and Robert Lightsey have taken a fresh and captivating look at the first major air battle in history. Through the innovative use of timelines, they explore the battle from four perspectives: historical, technical, tactical, and artistic. The complex interrelationship of history, technology, and tactics on both sides of the English Channel,during the hellfire summer of 1940 is presented in a stunning, visual style. Battle of Britain Illustrated provides you with a unique and unparalleled historical and military perspective on a battle that fully deserved Winston Churchills magnificent accolade: it was truly Britains finest hour. <P>The print equivalent of a multimedia product. -- Brian D. ONeill, author of the bestselling Half a Wing, Three Engines, and a Prayer <P>The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization--upon it depends our own British life and the long continuity of our institution and our Empire. -- WinstonChurchill, June 18, 1940, from his Finest Hour speech <P>Below them, London was a firestorm. In the air in front of them were hundreds of Hitlers bombers and fighters bent on the complete destruction of Britain. <P>This was

Author: Paul F. Jacobs, Robert H. Lightsey

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

Publication Date: 2002-09-24

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