Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Battle of Britain is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the most famous aerial battle in history.
Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story.
Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the RAF and the Luftwaffe, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of the airmen engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.
Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.
Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include:
· Climate Change
· Quantum Mechanics
For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
About the Author
Keith Burns was born in Ireland but grew up on the Isle of Man. As well being an acclaimed comic book artist, collaborating with Garth Ennis on Jonny Red, he is an award winning member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum for their Extraordinary Heroes exhibition and work has been shown in the Royal Air Force Club.