Seventy-five years after the Battle of Britain, the Few's role in preventing invasion continues to enjoy a revered place in popular memory. The Air Ministry were central to the Battle's valorisation. This book explores both this, and also the now forgotten 1940 Battle of the Barges mounted by RAF bombers.
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Garry Campion teaches architectural conservation and history at the University of Northampton, UK, and has previously published The Good Fight: Battle of Britain Propaganda and the Few, also with Palgrave Macmillan in 2008, and again in paperback in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.Review:
“This book provides a fascinating story and the various circumstances surrounding the famous Battle of Britain. ... It also presents background materials in eight appendices to give readers a broader view. ... This book is an interesting read. It contains many details, circumstances and backgrounds on various decisions, actions, influences, and postponements that have previously not been looked at, so it is valuable for those interested in British history.” (Sonu Chandiram, Biz India Reviews, bizindia.net, December 2015)
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