Author(s): R.J. Overy
The Battle of Britain tells the extraordinary story of one of the pivotal events of the Second World War - the struggle between British and German air forces in the late summer and autumn of 1940. Exposing many myths surrounding the conflict, the book provides answers to important questions: how close did Britain really come to invasion? What were Hitler and Churchill's motives? And what was the battle's real effect on the outcome of the war? Told with great clarity and objectivity, this is a superb introduction to a defining moment in our history.
Richard Overy is Professor of History at King's College, London. His other books include Russia's War, Interrogations and The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia.