The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

Pocket manual detailing the training and operations of the British pilots, ground crew and anti-aircraft gunners.
Date Published :
August 2020
Publisher :
Editor :
Chris McNab
Series :
The Pocket Manual Series
Illustration :
20 images
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612008691
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone. For three long months, brave young RAF pilots took off every day, ready to defend British skies against large-scale Luftwaffe raids. 'The Few' were young, but they were trained and they were determined. Eighty years on the last of the pilots to fly in the Battle of Britain are feted, and their part in World War II is widely remembered.

This pocket manual covers the training that these young pilots would have had, and the air combat tactics they were taught to use against the German raiders. It also covers the role of the ground crews, control and command systems, antiaircraft defenses, and radar and raid detection.

About The Author

Chris McNab is a writer and editor specializing in military history, with a major research interest in the evolution of modern maneuver warfare. He has written or contributed to numerous titles.


1. Pilot Training
2. Radar and Raid Detection
3. Command and Control
4. Anti-Aircraft Defence
5. Air Combat Tactics
6. Ground Crew Operations

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