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Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940

Patrick Bishop

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Prose: non-fiction, Second World War

A day-to-day chronicle of a defining episode in British history: the epic struggle of the Royal Air Force with the Luftwaffe.

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'.

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Patrick Bishop

Patrick Bishop spent twenty-five years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the world. He is the author of two hugely acclaimed books about the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, and a novel of the period, A Good War. His most recent bestseller is Ground Truth, which follows up the story of 3 Para, an epic account of the British deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. FOLLOW ME HOME is Patrick Bishop's second novel.

Visit Patrick Bishop's website at www.patrickbishop.net

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