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The Battle of Britain
Air Defence of Great Britain, Volume II

ISBN 9780714681498
Published September 29, 2000 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

This is the second volume of the classified history of air defence in Great Britain. Written while World War II was still being fought, the account has an analysis of the defensive tactics of Fighter Command, and attempts a day-by-day analysis of the action as it took place.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction: The Effect of the German Occupation of Europe on the Air Defence of Great Britain  Part 2: First Phase, 10 July-7 August: German Operations against the United Kingdom  Part 3: Second Phase, 08-18 August  Part 4: Third Phase, 24 August-06 September  Part 5: Fourth Phase, 07-30 September  Part 6: Fifth Phase: The Decline of the Battle  Part 7: A Survey of the Battle

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'There can be nothing but praise for such a majestic, seminal history as this one.' - Air Pictorial

'Battle for truth ... The launch of Cecil James' book marks another stage in the debunking of the myths surrounding the battle.' - The Evening Standard

'A new and valuable source made available to historians.' - Contemporary Review

'Editor Sebastian Cox has again produced something worthy of attention...a must for professional libraries but also informative for readers with little more than a casual interest in the Battle of Britain.' - Journal of Military History