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The Battle of Britain
The German Luftwaffe and the RAF Royal Air Force battled for control of the skies over Britain during WWII.

"An unsentimental and unaffected account of how the outnumbered RAF fought the Luftwaffe to a standstill during the summer and early autumn of 1940 ... A wide-ranging, painstakingly documented and comprehensive appreciation of a turning-point engagement." Kirkus Reviews.

The Luftwaffe War Diaries:
The German Air Force in World War II

by Cajus Bekker, Frank Ziegler
Paperback (1994)

Perfect !!   Cajus Bekker´s book is the best ever written about the subject and comes from a remarkable neutral point of view, considering the fact the writer is a German.   In only one volume, he sets up the reader in the real demands placed upon the Luftwaffe even before the War, and shows the way that the German publicity machine worked over their initial sucesses.    He also describes all kinds of combat squadrons, including bomber, dive-bombers and reccon, without talking only about the fighter pilots, differently from so many books.   Great!   A War Aviation fan must have this one!!   An excellent account of the Luftwaffe from the German side.   A very interesting book that offers excellent insight into the German strategy in all aspects of the Luftwaffe's battle's during WWII.   This book cover's the whole spectrum of Luftwaffe units; from the classic fighter and bomber squadron's, to the Paratroop Division's, to the 88mm Flak units accompanying the Wehrmacht, to the Armored/Mechanized units like the Hermann Goering Division.

Follow along with a team of reporters as they cover the battle between the Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe.   It is 1940 and France has just fallen to the German army.   Only the English  Channel separates Great Britain from German forces.   The Battle of Britain is about to begin.   A group of radio reporters has been given the task of covering the coming conflict.   They visit radar sites, British airfields, German occupied France and Berlin.   The reporters take you to the streets of London during the German bombing.   They also interview RAF pilots and nurses who cared for the wounded after an air raid.    This historical fiction book is ideal for students studying history or anyone interested in World War II because of its exciting and educational format.   It offers an alternative to the traditional history text.  You feel as if you are tuning into your radio in 1940 and hearing the events as they happened.   Photographs from the Royal Air Force Museum in London accompany the text.

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