History Press 2010
Paperback 269pp Illustrated 298x211mm
9780752456522   Product Code: 99397
The aerial defence of England in 1940 was a momentous achievement for the outnumbered Royal Air Force. The unlikely victory was accomplished by the efficient organization of Hugh Dowding and the advantages of radar and superior aircraft, notably the Spitfire. This illustrated history mixes archive photographs and ephemera with paintings by artists such as Roy Huxley and Charles J Thompson to bring the events of the summer of 1940 to life.