Battle of Britain: The Hardest Day, 18 August 1940 by Alfred Price lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Arms & Armour, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: To reflect the awesome happenings of the momentous Battle of Britain, Alfred Price analyses just twenty-four hours in the course of this, the most significant of all air battles.
The Hardest Day offers in its well researched and readable text, its photographs (many of which were taken on 18 August 1940) and its extensive appendices, a detailed snapshot of one critical day that altered the course of history. It is seen through the eyes of scores who took part in the conflict in the skies above England, as well as many who witnessed it and its aftermath from the ground.
In 1979, when this book first appeared, it received international acclaim as a major contribution to the understanding of the Battle of Britain. Even those who lived through the actual events found new facts and had their memories renewed. Now as the fiftieth anniversaries of the great events of the Second World War approach -many more people will want to learn about the days when Britain stood alone, threatened with invasion by the conquerors of Europe, and all depended upon the courage and resolution of the few.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military Air Force category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!