Start by marking Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. But, as Patrick Bishop shows in this superb In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been celebrated as a classic feat of arms. The sub-title, The Battle of Britain, 1940, belies the scope of the book. Mr. Bishop spent the first quarter of the book discussing warfare in the air during the World War I and the development of the RAF during the inter-war period. He devoted a generous second quarter of the book to If you want to know nitty-gritty details about the role of the RAF in World War II, this book is for you.
Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940. Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945. Also by Patrick Bishop. Praise for Fighter Boys. This book is an attempt to answer a question that has fascinated me since I was a child. I grew up in Kent and London in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the Second World War was still a real presence. There were daily reminders of it in the weed-choked gaps between houses where German bombs had fallen and the muddy Anderson shelters that could still be found in suburban back gardens.
Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys: Saving Britain 1940-1945. Fighting boys indeed,everyone a real hero. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, having lived as a young lad during the war I can fully appreciate all that those flyers did to save us from nazism. thank God they did what they did to save this great country,we owe them our gratitude for ever. by Kenneth on April 23, 2013. Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940. Rate it . You Rated it .
Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War Two – Spearhead of Victory. Battle of Britain: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940. Patrick Bishop has a real talent for this type of history. Yes, this book is a history of the Battle of Britain; it gives a really good background to the state of the RAF at the start of the war, and details the events that followed. But what Bishop does so well is to personalise the whole thing. He tells the story from the viewpoint for those who wrote it; you get to know the pilots and those around them.
In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. But, as Patrick Bishop shows in this superb history, it was also a triumph of the spirit in which the attitudes of the pilots themselves played a crucial part.
Fighter Boys : The Battle of Britain 1940. For 123 days in the summer of 1940, 3,000 youthful airmen in the Royal Air Force fought back against Hitler s advancing forces with a heroism that astonished the world.
FIGHTER BOYS: In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command.
Book Description: The summer of 1940 was supposed to be the beginning of the end of Britain. Europe had fallen to Hitler's storm troops with terrifying speed, and once the Royal Air Force was destroyed, Britain was next.
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