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Battle of Britain 1940: The Luftwaffe's 'Eagle Attack'
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Doug Dildy Graham Turner
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Battle of Britain 1940: The Luftwaffe's 'Eagle Attack'

Doug Dildy Graham Turner


20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000;
Second World War;
Air forces & warfare;
Battles & campaigns


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In August 1940, the Luftwaffe began an operation to destroy or neutralize RAF Fighter Command, and enable Hitler to invade Britain that autumn. It was a new type of air warfare: the first ever offensive counter-air campaign against an integrated air defence system. Powerful, combat-proven and previously all-conquering, the German air force had the means to win the Battle of Britain. Yet it did not.

This book is an original, rigorous campaign study of the Luftwaffe's Operation Adlerangriff, researched in Germany's World War II archives and using the most accurate data available. Doug Dildy explains the capabilities of both sides, sets the campaign in context, and argues persuasively that it was the Luftwaffe's own mistakes and failures that led to its defeat, and kept alive the Allies' chance to ultimately defeat Nazi Germany.

By:   Doug Dildy
Illustrated by:   Graham Turner
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   306g
ISBN:   9781472820570
ISBN 10:   1472820576
Series:   Air Campaign
Publication Date:   February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

...Dildy builds a convincing case for how the Luftwaffe's defeat was caused in great part by its own blunders, keeping alive Britain and its Allies' chance to eventually vanquish Nazi Germany. Splendid color artwork by Graham Turner, maps, black-and-white photographs and more illustrate this 96-page paperback. - Toy Soldier & Model Figure I thoroughly enjoyed reading this informative book, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Battle of Britain. - IPMS / USA An interesting book on the German side of the Battle of Britain, with some nice photos and great maps which help picture the battles. - KitMaker Network

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