The dramatic and definitive account of the Battle of Britain.
‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ When Winston Churchill uttered these words in Parliament he was paying tribute to the monumental efforts made by the fighter pilots and bomber crews who fought a battle without precedent in the skies over England. There is no other battle in history that was not only militarily important, but also as psychologically important for the British people.
Alexander McKee realised how important this conflict was while it was occurring in the skies above his head, and so during the summer of 1940 he began keeping a detailed diary, visiting targets immediately after an attack, and interviewing eyewitnesses. In the years following the battle, he travelled thousands of miles across Europe to interview RAF Air Marshals and Luftwaffe Generals, as well as crews and pilots of both Allied and German aircraft, including Messerschmitts and Hurricanes, Spitfires and Stukas.
This is the breathtaking true account of Britain’s finest hour, which deserves to be read by all who wish to learn more about this unique battle.