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Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

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ww2: a compelling account of Britain’s fight for national survival

  • ISBN: 978-1849162241
  • Genre: Historical, Non-Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

From the bestselling author of Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, this is a magisterial chronicle of a defining episode in British history: the epic struggle of the Royal Air Force with the Luftwaffe. Patrick Bishop’s Battle of Britain is a compelling account of Britain’s fight for national survival, from the shock defeat and evacuation from Dunkirk in May/June 1940 to fighter Command’s assertion of superiority over the Luftwaffe in mid-September. Battle of Britain takes the reader through that summer day by day, revealing the ongoing battle’s impact on flyers and civilians alike. By enhancing his narrative with eye-witness accounts, diary extracts and pilot profiles, Bishop brings the often horrific reality of air combat vividly to life. In Battle of Britain Patrick Bishop has written the definitive account of one of the pivotal moments in twentieth-century British history, and a nation’s ‘finest hour’.

Travel Guide

(c) Battle of Britain Tours

(c) Battle of Britain Tours

 

There are many sites to visit across the country in order to best appreciate and to learn  more about the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain Tours site is a good place to start for organised and informative tours to places most associated with the battles.

There are also many places such as museums and memorials where you can visit:

The most important ones are the Battle of Britain Monument in London which is a striking 25m-long bronze monument commemorating the pilots who died. The memorial is on the banks of the Thames opposite the London Eye.

Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent.

Westminster Abbey

St James’s Church, Paddington also have memorial windows to the battle

Croydon Airport

There is a memorial here since it was one of the RAF bases during the battle,

Isle of Skye

There is  memorial to the pilots here, topped by a raven sculpture.

Museums

Kent Battle of Britain

Hawkinge in Kent (Aerodrome Rd, Hawkinge, Folkestone CT18 7AG)

RAF Bentley Priory

Stanmore in London, at the former RAF Bentley Priory. They have a huge collection of RAF & Battle of Britain memorabilia on display.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Battle of Britain

Destination : Great Britain   Author/Guide: Patrick Bishop  Departure Time: WWII

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