Pen & Sword 2010
Paperback 254pp Illustrated
9781848842434   Product Code: 20438
The destruction of a German reconnaissance aircraft in the early morning of 10 July 1940 was the first action of nearly four months of aerial combat now known as the Battle of Britain. This analysis, first published in the 1990s, includes many first-hand accounts by aces such as Peter Townsend and Sailor Malan and makes a particular study of 12 Group, Fighter Command, whose contribution, the author feels, has received less attention than it deserves from historians.