Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The battle of Britain pitted the Hurricanes and Spitfires of the Royal Air Force against the Messerschmitts of Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies over England in 1940. It was immortalized in Churchill's words, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few," but it has since been debunked by revisionists as an inconclusive and even strategically flawed encounter for the British. In this assessment of the battle, Richard Overy restores the historical balance. He delivers shrewd judgments on the critical elements for both sides, from strategy to leadership, command organization, communications, and training to the technology of fighters, bombers, and radar. Overy shows that even if the popular myth overshoots the mark, the significance of the battle remains undiminished in the light of realistic judgments. A necessary battle, it marked the end of Germany's string of victories, forestalled a German invasion, and kept Britain in the war.

Buy The Battle of Britain book by Richard Overy from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780393322972
ISBN-10: 0393322971
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Battle of Britain book by Richard Overy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Richard Overy

Richard Overy is professor of history at King's College, London. His many acclaimed books on World War II include Why the Allies Won and The Battle of Britain.

Books By Author Richard Overy

War by Richard Overy

War

Paperback, October 2016
$17.99
New York Times Complete World War II by Richard Overy

The New York Times Complete World War II

Paperback, September 2016
$44.99
Inter-War Crisis by Richard Overy

The Inter-War Crisis

Paperback, July 2016
$46.79
Origins of the Second World War by Richard Overy

The Origins of the Second World War

Paperback, July 2016
$46.79