RAF Fighter Command Pilot: The Western Front, 1939-40 (BOK)

Mark Barber

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The recent 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, combined with the threat of significant cuts to the current RAF, have highlighted the importance of Fighter Command in the early days of World War II once more. The role of the few, as described by Churchill, during the Battle of Britain has been the subject of much mythologizing both at the time and in the years since. This title will put Fighter Command in context; describing the lack of funding and attention which it received during the interwar period, until it was almost too late. The myth of the fighter pilot will be humanized, with first-hand accounts quoted which put nervous but brave human beings from all walks of life in the cockpit. Although the Battle of Britain may not have in itself been the decisive encounter that it has historically been portrayed as, the moral victory won by the RAF, the victory that proved that Germany could be defeated, was just as important as a military-strategic victory.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Mark Barber
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781849087797
Antall sider 64 Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 24,8cm x 0,5cm
Vekt 257 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Graham Turner Emner og form British & Irish history, Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Air forces & warfare