Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
This unique volume tells the full story of the greatest air battle in history, a battle that decisively shaped the eventual outcome of the Second World War. A team of distinguished authors and historians describe the events leading up to the Luftwaffe's air assault on Great Britain, and the history, structure and equipment of both contending air forces. The full course of the evolving air campaign is described in detail, with the actions of several key days selected for exhaustive coverage. The individual exploits of RAF aces are covered, as well as a full listing of RAF Fighter Command aircrew. Particular emphasis in this tense narrative is placed on just how narrow was the margin of victory.