Defending Britain’s Skies 1940-1945

John Grehan, Martin Mace

 
Date Published :
October 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Despatches from the Front
Illustration :
Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781783462070
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Dispatches in this volume include that on the Battle of Britain, and air fighting 1940-1941, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh C.T. Dowding, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command, Air Operations by Fighter Command between November 1940 and the end of December 1941, the anti-aircraft defense of the United Kingdom between 1939 and 1945, and the report on air operations by Air Defense of Great Britain and Fighter Command in connection with the German flying bomb and rocket offensives, 1944-1945.

This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

About The Author
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Captain Graeme Chamley Wynne was born in 1889. He was commissioned into the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1907. Climbing through the ranks, he was serving in the 2nd Battalion at the outbreak of war in 1914. As part of the British Expeditionary Force he was captured by the Germans at Le Cateau on 26 August 1914. Wynne was employed by the Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence (later the Historical Section, Cabinet Office) between 1918 and 1956. It was in this role that he completed the report published in this book on 19 May 1948.

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty-five years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. Following the success of this book, he established Historic Military Press, which has published a wide range of titles. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, the first issue of which went on sale in May 2007. This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical on the high street. Martin now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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