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The latest in an ambitious series of illustrated historical chronicles from Quercus,Battle of Britainis a compelling, day-by-day account of Britain's fight for national survival. The progress of the battle is described in an evocative and stylish narrative, amplified by an impressive array of authentic documentary materials and other illustrative features, including contemporary photographs, posters, and newspaper headlines, plus aircraft diagrams and maps. Eye-witness accounts, diary extracts, and pilot profiles bring the battle's heroes and victims, triumphs and tragedies unforgettably to life. InBattle of BritainPatrick Bishop has created a memorable and visually stunning record of one of the decisive moments of 20th-century history. A fittingly vast, sumptuous, and ambitious work on Britain's fight for national survival, no one with an interest in the history of World War II or of modern Britain will wish to be without it.
Patrick Bishop has worked as senior correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of The Irish Empire; the acclaimed book The Provisional IRA with Eamonn Mallie; the bestselling Fighter Boys; and most recently the best-selling Bomber Boys and 3 Para.