Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain PDF

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Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain A MUST read for anyone wanting to know about the Battle of Britian This book has the kind of writing I wish all war books had Fascinating descriptions of the planes, the weapons, and the people involved Very fair to both the RAF and the LuftwaffeI don t know if I ve ever seen such an even handed approach One of the few military histories I would recommend to a friend. Book captured the imagination of the battles over Britain, great book Full of interesting facts but an oddly disjointed book. This covers the development of the Spitfire, Hurricane, and Bf 109, radar, combat tactics of the Luftwaffe and RAF, and the personalities of the strategic decision makers on both sides of the Channel all with an extremely readable light touch. Thoughof an exposition than a narrative, Fighter provided me a lot of meat in terms of the conditions the pilots faced, the strengths and limitations of each aircraft involved as well as the myriad personalities of men of all ranks who fought in the Battle of Britain. The early part of this book delved mostly on the technical part of aviation and airplane design Past this dialogue one had a very precise account of the Battle of Briton Great for historical reference. Very detailed account of the Battle of Britain its leaders, the equipment, the tactics, and the outcomes. This was one of a projected series of twelve factual books I believe, that Deighton intended to write about the history of WW 2.As he now appears to have retired from writing we are left with just some.One of the problems of reviewing non fiction works is whether you rate on accuracy, or as a good read, or both.On the basis of both I based my rating.Again his capabilities for research into his subject shows through, excellent. This is without doubt the best book on this subject I have ever read It is not only impeccably researched but it also explodes many myths that have grown out of propaganda and are widely regarded as truths.I am re reading this yet again for research purposes mainly