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Author: Tim Clayton
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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; First edition (November 18, 1999)
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Finest Hour by Tim Clayton



Phil Craig is a classmate at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge and a producer of television documentaries. They collaborated on the Finest Hour television series. This 1999 book has 349 pages for its Contents, eighteen chapters, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, Notes on Source, and Index. Eight pages of photographs each follow pages 62, 126, 222, and 286.

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Read "Finest Hour The bestselling story of the Battle of Britain" by Tim Clayton with Rakuten Kobo. Seventy years ago, Europe lay at Hitler's feet. Britain faced its darkest hour - outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. But instead a legend was born. Taking its readers on a breathtaking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, FINEST HOUR recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain

FINEST HOUR also contains a provocative analysis of key turning points, and questions some cherished national myths. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience a time - still within living memory - when a nation's darkest hour became its finest. Tim Clayton and Phil Craig met at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1978.

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Instead, a legend was born. Taking its readers on a breathtaking journey from open lifeboats in North Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter planes, Finest Hour re-creates the tensions and uncertainties of the events of 1940 - months when the fate of the world truly hung in the balance.

Finest Hour AGAINST ALL ODDS Sixty years ago, Europe lay at the feet of Adolf Hitler. and a few hundred pilots in the Royal Air Force's Fighter Command. More About Finest Hour by Tim Clayton; Philip R. Craig. AGAINST ALL ODDS Sixty years ago, Europe lay at the feet of Adolf Hitler.

The Battle of Britain. by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig. Pub Date: July 11th, 2000.

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Jim said: It has been a long time since I have read anything on a WWII topic that I enjoyed as much as I did. Start by marking Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Taking the reader on a journey from the decks of ice-bound destroyers to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, this volume recreates the tragedy, terror and the triumph of the Battle of Britain.
Reviews: 5
Ucantia
It's the minutiae, the details of ordinary people doing remarkable deeds simply because they have to, that makes this book such a good read. The authors firstly set the situation up:England hovering on the brink, and a sense of defeatism and gloom threatening to give Hitler more momentum and military credibility than he warranted.
Then came Churchill. Would any country elect such a person now? Of course not. He was unusual, illogical, somewhat of a relic and had a dodgy record of military command. But he was perfect.
From there the book steams ahead, jumping from the sea to the sky and then the battered streets of London. The situations are personal and detailed and make you wonder how you'd be in similar circumstances. For the first time in either reading or watching anything about England and the beginning of World War II, I truly understood the feeling of defiance held by the Brits, and the idea that each of them were part of something huge. If one had to die as part of that effort, so be it. Of course there were lots of cowards, deserters and carpet baggers, but this book is not about them.
The authors provide a great sense of scale where destruction is concerned. It was clearly horrible - munitions had become enormously powerful on land, in the sky and also at sea. Some of the naval stories are so sad and courageous they bring a tear.
This is not a book like Beevor's Stalingrad, but it does the job just as well in a different way. Everyone should read it and give a nod towards a mighty generation of very very brave people.
Visonima
A gripping account of the greatest generation
Jugami
Finest Hour

Tim Clayton is a former research fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and the author of numerous articles and books, also a writer and producer of television documentaries. Phil Craig is a classmate at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge and a producer of television documentaries. They collaborated on the “Finest Hour” television series. This 1999 book has 349 pages for its Contents, eighteen chapters, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, Notes on Source, and Index. Eight pages of photographs each follow pages 62, 126, 222, and 286. The people whose stories are in this book were students or at work when the Munich Agreement was signed in 1938 (‘Prologue’). Weapons production accelerated in Britain. In September 1939 the British Expedition Force and some squadrons of the RAF were sent to France. The Royal Navy blockaded Germany and created a convoy system for shipping. The chapters cover dates from May 10 to November 1940.

England celebrates Battle of Britain Day each September 15, when Germany reduced its efforts in bombing England by day. There is no outline for the events in this book. Chapter 1 describes the start of the German invasion of France and Belgium. Churchill became Premier. The German Blitzkrieg pushed forward through Belgium and around the Maginot Line. Forced back, the British evacuated over 335,000 soldiers from Dunkirk (Chapter 5). But armaments were lost (p.136). Fighters were sent into combat over France (p.139). On June 10 Italy declared war on Britain and France, they had a large and modern Navy in the Mediterranean. The French government retreated to Tours, the Germans marched into Paris (p.147). The Pétain government asked for an armistice, British troops were withdrawn from France (p.158).

Britain asked America for destroyers (p.200). The Luftwaffe began attacks to destroy the RAF (p.203). The Germans bombed the docks of London and caused huge fires (p.247). People were evacuated from their homes. Many took refuge in the Underground system (p.252). Bombs killed people who remained above ground (p.253). People were evacuated. Anti-aircraft guns fired at the bombers, who then flew higher (p.257). The convoy system was used to protect shipping until the number of destroyers was reduced (p.260). There was a big bombing raid on September 15, a fierce defense shot down many (p.265). Large-scale daylight raids on London rapidly dwindled away (p.267). British civilians losses during the war were minor compared to Russia, Germany, Japan (p.287). The Lend-Lease program shipped needed supplies to Britain (p.315).

This is a very interesting book about one of the most critical battles of the 20th century. The Battle of Britain prevented the invasion and defeat of England. This book lacks a map to locate the various localities mentioned.
Puchock
This quite simply one of the best books I have ever read. Its a fascinating & gripping chronoligical account of May-Dec 1940. May through Sep is covered on a daily basis. It inc. the personal accounts of Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Battle of the Atlantic inc. merchant seamen & evacuees, Blitz and Churchill's fight to stay in the war at the political level. It also inc. the accounts of 2 young US journalists Edward R Murrow and Whitelaw Reid as they change their opinions and consequently US opinion as well. The narrative is gripping & easy to read. The sheer close run thing comes home vividly as does the courage of the ordinary men & women as well as Churchill. I recommend the dvd of the same name from Amazon too. this inc. live interviews with many participnts in this book. Not all protaganists in this book have a happy ending so have tissues handy. A first class must read
Vuzahn
I actually read this book on the plane flying back from England. It gives you real insight as to what was happening on various fronts during the war, both at home in England and on the battle fronts. More remarkable is how close England came to falling and the back door dealings as to what would happen to England and the British fleet if Germany had succeeded in conquering England prior to the U.S. actually entering the war. Very readable and hard to put down. If you have any interest in England during WWII you will want to read this book.