The Battle of Britain, 1945-1965

The Air Ministry and the Few

Authors: Campion, Garry

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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.

About the authors

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.

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“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)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Campion, Garry

    Pages 1-9

  • Seelöwe und Bomben Auf Engeland: The German Perspective, 1940

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    Pages 13-36

  • Britain’s Fighter Boys: Projecting the Battle of Britain, 1940

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    Pages 37-64

  • The Battle of the Barges: ‘Blackpool Front’ Propaganda, 1940–1945

    Campion, Garry

    Pages 65-88

  • ‘The Greatest Day’: Shaping the Battle of Britain, 1941

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    Pages 91-115

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Hardcover $99.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Battle of Britain, 1945-1965
Book Subtitle
The Air Ministry and the Few
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31626-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137316264
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28454-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 342
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