With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain
In the summer of 1940, fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.
In this superb history of three epic months that saved the world, Michael Korda brilliantly re-creates the intensity of combat in "the long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England—while tracing, perhaps for the first time, the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that inexorably led to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. With Wings Like Eagles brings to vivid life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict—from Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring to the ground crews, the German pilots, the American volunteers, and the courageous airmen and airwomen of the RAF.
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Review: With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of BritainUser Review - Kelly Johnston - Goodreads
If you enjoy history, and the history of warfare, then you will appreciate Michael Korda's book on the Battle of Britain. It is well-written and holds your attention. I have not done a lot of reading ... Read full review
Review: With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of BritainUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
Michael Korda's brilliant work of history takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force--often no more than nine hundred on ... Read full review
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