The most thorough, expert examination of the topic ever written. Illustrated throughout with maps and rare photos, plus a colour section closely depicting the aircraft, this work lays out the battle as seldom seen before.
This book contains a large number of dramatic eyewitness accounts, even as it reveals new facts that will alter perception of the battle in the public’s eyes. For example, the twin-engined Messerschmitt Bf 110 was actually a good day fighter, and it performed at least as well in this role as the Bf 109 during the battle. The Luftwaffe commander, Hermann Göring, performed far better than has previously been his image.
”This book is an amazing piece of work and will provide hours of fascinating reading. Pull up a chair in your local bookshop, have a long, close look at this book, the try walking out without it under your arm. I am seriously impressed.”
– Alan Firbank, Model Airplane International.
”This is a book that everyone who is interested in the period should have on their shelf. It is critical, but fair, and pulls no punches. The author is not backwards in coming forwards when it comes to discrediting accepted truths and it is a testament and tribute to his decades of work that everything about the analysis, discussion and conclusions is supported by the most comprehensive bibliography, using sources from both sides (some of which would rarely see the light of day, I imagine), that I have seen. The range of photos used is second to none and include a stunning colour photo section and the ubiquitous profiles. Many of the captions are long and provide excellent detail.
This is THE book on the Battle of Britain. It is an entirely original discussion, based on familiar knowledge, that goes beyond anything before it. It is mature, incredibly well-researched and insightful beyond belief.”
– Aircrew Book Review.