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Honour Restored

The Battle of Britain, Dowding and the Fight for Freedom

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Aug 2020
Dimensions: w 155mm h 234mm d 22mm
Weight: 424g
ISBN-10: 0750995149
ISBN-13: 9780750995146
Barcode No: 9780750995146
Synopsis
At the outbreak of the second World War, Air Chief Marshall Dowding was Commander-in-Chief of RAF Fighter Command, which had been set up three years earlier to protect Britain against attacks from the air and the threat of invasion. London was subjected to extensive night bombing for several months. However, our fighter squadrons and defence systems enabled us to maintain master of the air. The Battle of Britain ended in 1940 and our island was never again under the threat of invasion. Peter Brown, former Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, presents a vivid account of Britain under the threat of invasion, reminding us of the bravery of our fighter pilots and the courage of the people of Britain who endured the hardships of war and terror bombing from the air. Through personal experience and years of meticulous research Peter offers a careful analysis of the battle and the tactics involved, vigorously defending Dowding's command and exposing the conspiracy of senior officers that saw him removed from office without due recognition for his achievement.

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