Battle of Britain Combat Archive Vol 11

ISBN: 9781906592806
Format: Paperback

Book Details

Volume ELEVEN in this major new series on the Battle of Britain

Red Kite are delighted to introduce a major new landmark series of books on the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain Combat Archive Series forms the most comprehensive account ever of The Few’s gallant efforts. Focusing solely on RAF Fighter Command’s clashes with the Luftwaffe, the series covers every combat that took place on every day of the Battle of Britain. Using contemporary accounts such as combat reports, rarely seen squadron intelligence summaries and the newly released casualty reports, the author and his team of experts have broken down each day into its individual combats and assembled the claims, losses and first-hand accounts into a highly accessible format. These combats are illustrated with specially designed maps showing the amount of aircraft involved, the area that the engagement took place and the location of where the casualties came to earth. Each combat and casualty report is illustrated with a photo of the pilot wherever possible.

Volume Eleven covers 7-8 September the tipping point of the Battle where the Luftwaffe changed tactics and started bombing London. In this volume we uncover the minutes of a secret meeting held on 7 September in which the senior officers of RAF Fighter Command discussed the best way to ‘go downhill’ as it was clear that the Luftwaffe was winning. At that very moment, on the other side of the Channel, German bomber crews were being briefed on the change of tactic that would ultimately prove to be RAF Fighter Command’s saviour.


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