Dangerous Sky: A Resource Guide to the Battle of Britain

Hardcover | September 1, 1995

byEunice Wilson

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July 1990 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most critical and decisive struggles in the European theater of World War II. Following the withdrawal of British forces at Dunkirk and the fall of France, the Battle of Britain pitted some 2,800 Luftwaffe aircraft against some 650 serviceable RAF fighter aircraft. For the next four months Britain faced daily attacks against airfields and military installations, ports, and civilian and industrial centers. The failure of the Luftwaffe to overwhelm and destroy the RAF undercut German efforts to mount an invasion of Britain, and by November the airwar shifted to the "Blitz" phase, the attempt to destroy civilian morale through attacks on urban centers and airfields, which was to last essentially for the rest of the war. Dangerous Sky attempts to bring together all the main sources published through 1989 dealing with the battle. The Guide provides information on how to conduct RAF research, and it organizes materials ranging from official documents through memoirs and biographies to secondary histories under major categories. Within each category, materials are cited in alphabetical order and short descriptive comments are provided. Access to materials is augmented by an author index. This research guide is essential to students, military buffs, and researchers concerned with the British side of this crucial phase of World War II.

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July 1990 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most critical and decisive struggles in the European theater of World War II. Following the withdrawal of British forces at Dunkirk and the fall of France, the Battle of Britain pitted some 2,800 Luftwaffe aircraft against some 650 serviceable RAF fighter aircraft. For the next four m...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.6 × 6.41 × 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313282161

ISBN - 13:9780313282164

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?This book is a welcome addition to the voluminous literature about World War II, ... Dangerous Sky is an essential starting point for futher research on the Battle of Britian. ... The biblography of works related to the Battle of Britian and the on set of World War II is particularly rich. This research guide is highly recommended for military buffs, researchers, and students.?-ARBA