Battle of Britain 1940

The Luftwaffe’s ‘Eagle Attack’

Battle of Britain 1940 cover

Battle of Britain 1940

The Luftwaffe’s ‘Eagle Attack’

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The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic campaigns of World War II, where the "Few" of the Royal Air Force took on the might of the German Luftwaffe. At stake was not just air superiority over the British Isles--a German victory would enable Hitler's plan to invade and conquer the last Allied country left fighting.

While most narratives of the battle focus on the brave pilots of Fighter Command, this book tells it from the perspective of the German strategists as they attempted to clear the skies over Britain. Explaining Hermann Göring's plans, the Luftwaffe's capabilities in 1940, the RAF's defenses, and how the fierce aerial battles over south-east England were fought, this fully illustrated fresh study is based on original documents and new analysis by an expert on the campaign.

Product details

Published Jan 23 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472820570
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 76 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
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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