Battle of Britain 1940

The Luftwaffe’s ‘Eagle Attack’

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Battle of Britain 1940

The Luftwaffe’s ‘Eagle Attack’

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In August 1940, the Luftwaffe began an operation to destroy or neutralize RAF Fighter Command, and enable Hitler to invade Britain that autumn. It was a new type of air warfare: the first ever offensive counter-air campaign against an integrated air defence system. Powerful, combat-proven and previously all-conquering, the German air force had the means to win the Battle of Britain. Yet it did not.


This book is an original, rigorous campaign study of the Luftwaffe's Operation Adlerangriff, researched in Germany's World War II archives and using the most accurate data available. Doug Dildy explains the capabilities of both sides, sets the campaign in context, and argues persuasively that it was the Luftwaffe's own mistakes and failures that led to its defeat, and kept alive the Allies' chance to ultimately defeat Nazi Germany.

Product details

Published 25 Jan 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472820570
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 76 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Air Campaign
Short code ACM 1
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Douglas C. Dildy

Douglas C. Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel…

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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