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by Illus. with photos,Patrick Bishop

eBook Fighter Boys: The Battle of Britain, 1940 epub
  • ISBN: 0002571692
  • Author: Illus. with photos,Patrick Bishop
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st edition (2003)
  • Pages: 420 pages
  • ePUB size: 1686 kb
  • FB2 size 1380 kb
  • Formats mbr lrf mobi azw


He devoted the generous second quarter of the book to the battles of the first half of 1940

He devoted the generous second quarter of the book to the battles of the first half of 1940. The actual Battle of Britain, which began in July, 1940, and lasted through October of the same year, received less than half of the book's pages.

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We boys knew all about the Battle of Britain from small, square comic books, describing the great events of the war, that we bought eagerly as soon as they appeared in the village newsagent. They were our first history books. There, for the first time, we met heroes other than our fathers.

Fighter Boys is about the Battle of Britain Fighters. would read this again and again.

And despite the romantic cover photo Patrick Bishop avoids sentimentality until the very end, instead managing to be unflinching yet sympathetic. Fighter Boys is about the Battle of Britain Fighters.

The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the . I thoroughly enjoyed this book, having lived as a young lad during the war I can fully appreciate all that those flyers did to save us from nazism

The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been celebrated as a classic feat of arms. But, as Patrick Bishop shows in this superb history, it was also a triumph of the spirit in which the attitudes of the pilots themselves played a crucial part. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, having lived as a young lad during the war I can fully appreciate all that those flyers did to save us from nazism. thank God they did what they did to save this great country,we owe them our gratitude for ever. by Kenneth on April 23, 2013. Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940.

The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been celebrated as a classic feat of arms

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The Battle of Britain was fought and won against the odds because, as one pilot put it, "I was all set for Cambridge, I owned a lovely little car and damn it I was enjoying life. Then this shit-head comes along and puts the lid on everything. The Briton roused to righteous indignation is a fearsome thing.

Patrick Bishop's Fighter Boys is one of them. More than other works, this book aspires to uncover what "the fighter boys were really like

Patrick Bishop's Fighter Boys is one of them. More than other works, this book aspires to uncover what "the fighter boys were really like. This is no easy task, as the "Battle of Britain was mythologised before it was even over and those who took part in it were bathed in the glow of legend" (p. x). Bishop attempts to peel layers of legend from these young men, and he mostly succeeds. Readers interested in robust discussions of the strategy, policy, or senior personalities of the battle will need to read elsewhere, but as social history Bishop's work is adequate.

The summer of 1940 was supposed to be the beginning of the end of Britain. Europe had fallen to Hitler's storm troops with terrifying speed, and once the Royal Air Force was destroyed, Britain was next. But that was precisely where the Nazis stumbled.

Comments: (6)
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Book does and excellent job detailing the actual events of the Battle of Britain from the pilot's point of view. Offering the decision making of both Britain and Germany. Devotes much of the content to the events relating to many of the British pilots and describes in detail the effects both physically and mentally on the pilots. The tension, fear, and action of this memorable time of WWII. Points out many of the poor decisions made by Goerring which led to the failures of reducing the RAF. It also details the poor judgement of Fighter Command Officers of Britain which nearly caused their demise. Details the steep learning curve of the British pilots; adjusting formations, modes of attack, and quick learning experiences to stay alive and be successful.

Only criticism is that some of the written material is written to describe some of the pilots' pre-flight lives, which I feel was of little value other than it showed that many of the pilots were not upper class, nobility, but skilled middle class and in many instances working class individuals. In fact many of the more successful pilots who were more skilled and physically endowed with the attributes of coordination, stamina, and courage came from the middle class and were commoners.
Winasana
The many stories behind individual fighter pilots in combat with RAF in WWII, convey a compelling picture of the real life of these small group of youngsters, laden with a heavy burden hard to imagine by today's high-tech air force pilots' standards.
The drama behind so many of these "few" , seems a distant epic of a bygone era, so it is great that this book brings all of it into our memories.
A honest, thorough and rather straightforward narrative, puts the reader in 1940's England, almost as if it were yesterday.
Great Reading, with many moving chapters.
Endieyab
read this book years ago, had to buy it again just to update myself, great read , awesome book
Valawye
A well-written account of "The Few" who won the Battle of Britain. In fact, I read it a second time just for pleasure. Both the casual reader and the serious student of the air war over England in the Summer of 1940 will enjoy this book. Highly recommended.
Reggy
A fascinating read that captures the mood of the time and the challenges faced by Fighter Command as a whole, but more particularly by individual pilots. Not least of these was being at war during the day and in a local pub at night - a completely different experience to troops on the ground.
Burilar
A most emotional account of the personal experiences of the B of B pilots who became know as the "Fighter Boys".
The ultimate price paid by so many is most painful and can never be fully acknowledged. This is not a literally work of art
but an irreplaceable record of the historical events.
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