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With Wings like Eagles: The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain

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In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.

In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England—while tracing, perhaps for the first time, the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that inexorably led to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. With Wings Like Eagles brings to vivid life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict—from Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Hermann GÖring to the ground crews, the German pilots, the American volunteers, and the courageous airmen and airwomen of the RAF.

Synopsis:

A best-selling in-depth history of the pivotal World War II battle draws on the firsthand perspectives of pilots, ground crews and commanders on both sides, in an account that places the campaign against a backdrop of the political forces that shaped it. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Table of Contents

1: Bomber will always get through — 2: To England, all eyes were turned; all that has gone now; nothing has been done in 'the years that the locust hath eaten' — 3: I can't understand why Chicago gangsters can have bulletproof glass in their cars, and I can't get it in my Spitfires! — 4: Other side of the hill — 5: First act: Dunkirk and the Dowding letter — 6: Round one: "Der Kanalkampf" — 7: Round two: Sparring — 8: Adlerangriff, August 1940 — 9: Hardest days: August 16 through September 15 — 10: Turning point — Acknowledgments — Bibliography — Notes — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061984945
Subtitle:
The Untold Story of the Battle of Britain
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Korda, Michael
Author:
Michael Korda
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-World War II Europe
Subject:
Military-World War II Europe Aviation
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Great Britain-General History
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100119
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
322

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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"Synopsis" by , A best-selling in-depth history of the pivotal World War II battle draws on the firsthand perspectives of pilots, ground crews and commanders on both sides, in an account that places the campaign against a backdrop of the political forces that shaped it. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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