With wings like eagles: a history of the Battle of Britain
"Bold and refreshing... Korda writes with great elegance and flair." --Wall Street Journal
Michael Korda's brilliant work of history takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force--often no more than nine hundred on any given day--stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.
Korda recreates the intensity of combat in the "long, delirious, burning blue" of the sky above southern England and, perhaps, for the first time, traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions that led inexorably to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle.
Winston Churchill memorable said about the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Here is the story of "the few," and how they prevailed against the odds, deprived Hitler of victory, and saved the world during three epic months in 1940.
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|Grouping Author||michael korda|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
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|author||Korda, Michael, 1933-|
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"[With Wings Like Eagles is] bold and refreshing... Korda writes with great elegance and flair."—Wall Street Journal
From the New York Times bestselling author of Ike and Horse People, Michael Korda, comes With Wings Like Eagles, the harrowing story of The Battle of Britain, one of the most important battles of World War II. In the words of the Washington Post Book World, "With Wings Like Eagles is a skillful, absorbing, often moving contribution to the popular understanding of one of the few episodes in history ... to deserve the description 'heroic.'"
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|subject_facet||Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940|
Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British
|title_display||With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain|
|title_full||With Wings Like Eagles A History of the Battle of Britain|
With wings like eagles : a history of the Battle of Britain / Michael Korda
|title_short||With wings like eagles|
|title_sub||a history of the Battle of Britain|
|topic_facet||Aerial operations, British|
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
World War, 1939-1945