The Battle of Britain

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During the summer of 1940, the fate of the world hung in the balance as Adolf Hitler's powerful air force, the Luftwaffe, contested the skies above southern England with Britain's Royal Air Force. A handful of brave but outnumbered RAF pilots, many hai

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Index. Bibliography. Footnotes. Chronology. Timeline. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Further resources.

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Overview

During the summer of 1940, the fate of the world hung in the balance as Adolf Hitler's powerful air force, the Luftwaffe, contested the skies above southern England with Britain's Royal Air Force. A handful of brave but outnumbered RAF pilots, many hai

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Index. Bibliography. Footnotes. Chronology. Timeline. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Further resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604139204
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Milestones in Modern World History Series
  • Pages: 125
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 War in the Skies 7

2 Hitler's Road to War 18

3 Crisis at Dunkirk 31

4 The Adversaries Prepare 43

5 Eagle Day 55

6 The RAF at Bay 67

7 The Blitz 78

8 Invasion Thwarted 90

9 Their Finest Hour 100

Chronology 111

Timeline 112

Notes 115

Bibliography 116

Further Resources 118

Picture Credits 119

Index 120

About the Author 125

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