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Battle of Britain

Books on the pivotal air battle of WWII
The RAF against the might of the Luftwaffe
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The Battle of Britain
by Bill Lambers
Suitable for young readers
Hardcover - 72 pages (August 7, )
Bill Lambers; ISBN: 0965652017
 
Battle of Britain
by Len Deighton & Max Hastings
Paperback - 224 pages
WordsWorth; ISBN: 1840222085
 
The Battle of Britain : Dowding and the 1st Victory 1940
by John Philip Ray
(Paperback)

The Battle of Britain : The Greatest Air Battle of World War II
by Richard Hough, Denis Richards (Contributor)
"An unsentimental and unaffected account of how the outnumbered RAF fought the Luftwaffe to a standstill during the summer and early autumn of 1940 ...A wide-ranging, painstakingly documented and comprehensive appreciation of a turning-point engagement." Kirkus Reviews.
Paperback Reprint edition (September 1990)
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393307344

The Battle of Britain: The Myth and the Reality
by Richard Overy
Overy's slender, well-written study of the Battle of Britain celebrates the very real accomplishments of the RAF and, its revisionism aside, acknowledges that the Battle of Britain was a true turning point in the history of World War II. Overy holds that one of its most important results was to lead influential Americans to urge that the United States take Britain's side, a fact that would soon be realized. More important, though, the Battle of Britain kept England in the war at a time when many politicians and citizens sought some accommodation with the Nazi regime. It galvanized popular opposition to Hitler, replacing uncertainties and disagreements with "a greater sense of purpose and a more united people." --Gregory McNamee, Amazon.com
Hardcover - 192 pages 1 Amer Ed edition (April )
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393020088

Battle of Britain : A Visual Perspective
by Paul Patrick Jacobs, Robert Lightsey
Publication date: September 27, 2002
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0071385452

Richard Hillary : The Definitive Biography of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and Author of the Last Enemy
by David Ross
Hardcover - 448 pages
Grub Street the Basement; ISBN: 1902304454

The Few : Summer 1940, the Battle of Britain
by Philip Kaplan, et al
(Paperback)

The Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain
by Phil Craig, Tim Clayton
Hardcover: 349 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 9.53 x 6.52
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684869306; touchstone edition

249 At War : The Authorized History of the RAF's Top Scoring Fighter Squadron of WWII
Listed under The RAF

Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, 18)
by Tony Holmes
Synopsis: The Hawker Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force in to a position where it could defend Britain during 1940. Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and actually downed more Luftwaffe aircraft than the famous Supermarine fighter. Even prior to it's "Finest Hour" over southern England, Hurricanes had provided the first RAF aces of the war in France during the Blitzkrieg, and they are described in this volume. In 1941 the type was heavily used in the Mediterranean and North Africa, before being flung in at the deep end in the Far East against the Japanese. US Eagle Squadron pilots also flew the type in the early years of the war, and it saw much combat with the Fleet Air Arm and the Soviet Air Force. 
Paperback - 96 pages
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1855325977

Hawker Hurricane
by Peter Jacobs
Hardcover - 192 pages
Crowood Pr; ISBN: 1861261268

BF 109D/E Aces 1939-1941 (Aircraft of the Aces , No 11)
John Weal
Listed under Bf 109

Blitzkrieg in the West, 1939-1942
Jeffery L. Ethell
Listed under Luftwaffe Books

Fighter : The True Story of the Battle of Britain
by Len Deighton
Hardcover - 264 pages
Castle; ISBN: 0785812083
 

The Last Enemy
Richard Hillary
One of the greatest books of the Second World War, highly recommended. 

Paperback - 192 pages (April )
Burford Books; ISBN: 1580800564
 
The RAF in Camera 1939-1945 : Archive Photographs from the Public Record Office and the Ministry of Defence
Roy Conyers Nesbit
Listed under The RAF

Reach for the Sky
by Paul Brickhill
A shiver ran down my spine when I read the first words of a review at the Amazon site: "I sent my dog-eared copy of Reach for the Sky to a legless hero ...". I had given my own copy to Triple Pete whilst he was still in hospital recovering from the most horrific accident - his hang-glider struck high-tension powerlines and left him a quadruple amputee.

This book is required reading for those interested in aviation, the Battle of Britain ... and the human condition. It's the story of Douglas Bader, a young man who lost both legs in an aircraft accident shortly before the war, who bullied his way into the RAF despite stiff opposition, who went on to become an ace pilot and a wing commander and who finished the war in the infamous Stalag 13, a prison for recalcitrant escapees. 
Library Binding - 346 pages (December )
Buccaneer Books; ISBN: 0899669107
 

Reach for the Sky
Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain (Bluejacket Books)
by Paul Brickhill
Paperback from United States Naval Inst.
 
Spitfire MkII Aces 1939-41 (Aircraft of the Aces , No 12)
Alfred Price
Listed under Spitfire Books

Messerschmitt Bf109 in the West, 1937-1940 : From the Spanish Civil War to the Battle of Britain
by Michael Payne
Listed under Luftwaffe

The Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain
Paperback: 292 pages
Pimlico; ISBN: 0712664750;
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Men of the Battle of Britain : a who was who of the pilots and aircrew, British, Commonwealth and Allied, who flew with Royal Air Force Fighter Command July 10 to October 31, 1940
by Kenneth G. Wynn
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