The Resource Battle of Britain : an epic conflict revisited, Christer Bergström, (ebook)

Battle of Britain : an epic conflict revisited, Christer Bergström, (ebook)

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Battle of Britain : an epic conflict revisited
Title
Battle of Britain
Title remainder
an epic conflict revisited
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Christer Bergström
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eng
Summary
In time for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we now have-thanks to Swedish historian Bergstrm̦-perhaps the most thorough, expert examination of the topic ever written. Illustrated throughout with maps and rare photos, plus a color section closely depicting the aircraft, this work lays out the battle as seldom seen before. The battle was a turning in point in military history, and arguably in the fate of the world. By late summer 1940 Nazi Germany had conquered all its opponents on the continent, including the British Army itself, which was forced to scramble back aboard small boats to its shores. With a Non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union in hand, Hitler had only one remaining object that season-the British Isles themselves. However, before he could invade, his Luftwaffe needed to wipe the Royal Air Force from the skies. Thus took place history's first strategic military campaign conducted in the air alone. This book contains a large number of dramatic eyewitness accounts, even as it reveals new facts that will alter perception of the battle in the public's eyes. For example, the twin-engine Messerschmitt Bf 110 was actually a good day fighter, and it performed at least as well in this role as the Bf 109 during the battle. The Luftwaffe's commander, Hermann Gr̦ing, performed far better than has previously been his image. The British night bombers played a more decisive role than previously thought; meantime this book disproves that the German 109 pilots were in any way superior to their Hurricane or Spitfire counterparts. The author has made a detailed search into the loss records for both sides, and provides statistics that will raise more than one eyebrow. The "revisionist" version, according to which the courage and skill of the RAF airmen is "exaggerated" is scrutinized and completely shattered. There is no doubt that it was the unparalleled efforts of "The Few" that won the battle. The Germans, on the other hand, did not show the same stamina as they had on the continent. The following summer they would show it again when they went in to Russia. In the skies over Britain this work verifies where credit was due
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Midwest
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1958-
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Bergström, Christer
Dewey number
940.5421
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Great Britain
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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Battle of Britain : an epic conflict revisited, Christer Bergström, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9781612003641
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12138839
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12138839
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MWT12138839
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Battle of Britain : an epic conflict revisited, Christer Bergström, (ebook)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612003641
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12138839
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12138839
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MWT12138839
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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