The Resource With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain, Michael Korda

With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain, Michael Korda

Label
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain
Title
With wings like eagles
Title remainder
a history of the Battle of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Michael Korda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Korda takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when fewer than 3000 young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force--often no more than 900 on any given day--stood between Hitler and victory. Korda traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that led inexorably to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. He deftly interweaves the critical strands of the story--the invention of radar; the developments by visionary aircraft designers; and the rise of the theory of air bombing as the decisive weapon of modern warfare. As Nazi Germany rearmed after 1933, one eccentric, infuriating, obstinate, difficult, and astonishingly foresighted man, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, persevered--despite opposition, shortage of funding, and bureaucratic infighting--to perfect the British RAF fighter force just in time to meet and defeat the German onslaught.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/211
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D756.5.B7
  • D756.5.B7
LC item number
  • K67 2009
  • K67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain, Michael Korda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The bomber will always get through" -- "To England, all eyes were turned. All that has gone now. Nothing has been done in 'the years that the locust hath eaten.'" -- "I can't understand why Chicago gangsters can have bulletproof glass in their cars, and I can't get it in my Spitfires!" -- "The other side of the hill" -- The first act: Dunkirk and the Dowding letter -- Round 1: "Der Kanalkampf" -- Round 2: Sparring -- Adlerangriff, August 1940 -- The hardest days: Aug 16 thru Sep 15 -- The turning point
Control code
212893654
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060756659
Lccn
2008009293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)212893654

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