STRIKE FROM THE SKY by Alexander McKee


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Over twenty years ago, in the summer and early fall of 1940, The Royal Airforce fought its most gallant battle---perhaps one of the most distinguished in air history. Against overwhelming odds, with England stricken and in flames, the R.A.F. Spitfire and Hurricane pilots rose hour after hour to meet the Luftwaffe as it attempted to soften up England for invasion. This book tells the story of The Battle of Britain, and it tells it very well. More than ever now we know why Churchill said, ""Never...was so much owed by so many to so few"". The pilots---Sutton, Sheen, Galland, Molders----the planes---Spits, Hurricanes, Measerschmidts, Dorniers, Heinkeis---the battles---August 15, with 73 German losses, Sept. 15, with dozens more---all this is told in this gripping book. The reader also has the advantage of excellent maps, diagrams, and dozens of first rate photos.

Publisher: Little, Brown