The Battle of Britain: From the BBC Archives

Overview

A chronology of the twelve-week battle fought in the skies above England from July to September 1940.

September 2010 marked the seventieth anniversary of the
Battle of Britain, which was crucial in preventing Nazi forces from having control of the air and therefore being able to mount an invasion of Southern and Eastern England in August and September 1940. As well as covering the battle’s actual ...

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Overview

A chronology of the twelve-week battle fought in the skies above England from July to September 1940.

September 2010 marked the seventieth anniversary of the
Battle of Britain, which was crucial in preventing Nazi forces from having control of the air and therefore being able to mount an invasion of Southern and Eastern England in August and September 1940. As well as covering the battle’s actual events—reportage, news bulletins—this production explores the many facets of the battle. Individual pilots talk about the intimacy of combat,
the merits of their planes, their fear of burning alive in the air, and how they spent their days.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408427521
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The BBC, or the British Broadcasting Corporation, is a mass media corporation, providing impartial public service broadcasting to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Headquartered in London, the BBC is the world’s national broadcasting organization.

Tim
Pigott-Smith
is an award-winning English actor of film, television, and stage and an audiobook narrator. He has narrated several notable television documentaries,
including Crimes That Shook the World.
He has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, for The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyesvky. He was a three-time finalist for the Audie
Award in 2006 for Best Original Work for the three-part Eyewitness series by Joanna Burke. His film career includes roles in major motion pictures, including V for
Vendetta
, Quantum of Solace, The Remains of the Day, Gangs of New York, and more. His numerous television credits include Downton
Abbey
, The Jewel in the Crown, and
North and South. He is also a noted radio actor, appearing in many productions on BBC Radio 4, and a regular stage actor in Shakespearean and Greek roles.

Mark
Jones
is the assistant keeper at the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals. He is the author of The
Art of the Medal
, Medals of the Sun
King
, The Dance of Death, and Contemporary British Medals, as well as the editor of The Medal and Médailles.

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