From the bestselling author of 'Fighter Boys' and 'Bomber Boys', 'Battle Of Britain' is a magisterial account of a defining episode in modern British history: the epic struggle of RAF Fighter Command with the Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940.
From the evacuation of Dunkirk in May/June 1940 to Fighter
Command's assertion of superiority over the Luftwaffe in
mid-September of that year, Patrick Bishop charts the key
staging-posts of Britain's fight for national survival. It's
dogfights, its heroes and victims, its impact on flyers and
civilians alike is evoked in a richly compelling and moving
narrative. Eye-witness descriptions and extracts from diaries and
journals evoke the often horrific reality of war in the air.