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The most dangerous enemy : a history of the Battle of Britain

By: Bungay, Stephen

1854108018 / 9781854108012
Paperback
940.5'421'1
27/09/2001
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England
20 cm xiv, 492p., [16]p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2000.

This history of the Battle of Britain provides an encyclopaedic academic rigour: the author went back to original sources both in the Public Record Office and the German archives.

Challenging virtually every time-honoured myth and assumption about Britain's victory, the book questions the traditional myth of an amateurish, honourable British "Few" up against a pitiless and regimented German war machine.

It actually asserts exactly the opposite: that it was Britain's pilots who were the ruthless combatants and its aircraft production that was the well-oiled machine, and the Germans who never quite recovered from their amateurish underestimation of their "most dangerous enemy".

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, HBG General & world history, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBW Military history, HBWQ Second World War, JWLF Battles & campaigns

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