The Battle of Britain (Osprey General Aviation) by Kate Moore, The Imperial War Museum
Osprey Publishing | 2015 | ISBN: 147280872X | English | 199 Pages | True PDF | 23 MB

In 1940 Britain was an island under siege. The march of the Nazi war
machine had been unrelenting: France and Belgium had quickly fallen and
now the British Empire and the Commonwealth stood alone to counter the
grave threat. However, their fate would not be decided by armies of
millions but by a small band of fighter pilots. It was on their
shoulders that Britain’s best chance of survival rested. Above the
villages and cities, playing fields and market towns, the skies of
southern England were the scene of countless dogfights as the fledgling
Fighter Command duelled daily against the might of the Luftwaffe. The
Battle of Britain offers an in-depth assessment of the situation leading
up to the summer of 1940, the strategies employed by the adversaries
and the brutal aerial battle itself. Lavishly illustrated with
photographs, contemporary art and posters, and accompanied by numerous
first-hand accounts, this is a volume that captures the reality of a
defining chapter in British history.