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The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air…

The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air Battle of World War II (1989)

by Richard Alexander Hough

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I have read great books by Richard Hough and so expected this to be a good book. But it is apparently designed for people who were in the Battle or know somebody who was. Thus it is full of names and details of individual exploits--thoroughly obscuring the forest by telling about the trees. The account of what leading Britons and nazis thought and did is good, but one has to slog through lots of personal details to get the overall story. Definitely a disappointing book ( )
  Schmerguls | Dec 26, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039302766X, Hardcover)

Based on interviews and correspondence with more than three hundred surviving air crew and ground staff, this authoritative yet vivid volume provides fresh insights into the Battle of Britain. More than 40 pages of color and phtos and maps.

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As well as offering vivid descriptions of the air fighting, this book explains how both sides developed their air forces in the inter-war year, a necessary prelude to a true understanding of the Battle of Britain itself.

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