Summer, 1940 Western Europe Has Been Conquered, And All That Stands Between Hitler And The Invasion Of England Is The Matter Of Air Supremacy And The RAF Hitler S Top Secret Directive No 16, July 1940 The English Air Force Must Be Beaten Down To Such An Extent, That It Can No Longer Muster Any Power Of Attack Worth Mentioning Against The German Advance Fighter Is Len Deighton S Thrilling History Of The Ensuing Battle Of Britain The Aerial Combat Between The RAF And The Luftwaffe That Was Fought Over The Summer Of 1940 Ex RAF Pilot Deighton Has Written A Balanced Study Of Strategies And Tactics That Also Expertly Recounts The Development Of The Aeroplanes That Fought Each Other In The Skies The Spitfires And Messerschmitts And Of Radar Behind The Strategies And Tactics, And In The Cockpits Of The Aeroplanes, Are The Men Brought Vividly To Life By Deighton S Skill As A Novelist.
Deighton was born in Marylebone, London, in 1929 His father was a chauffeur and mechanic, and his mother was a part time cook.After leaving school, Deighton worked as a railway clerk before performing his National Service, which he spent as a photographer for the Royal Air Force s Special Investigation Branch After discharge from the RAF, he studied at St Martin s School of Art in London in 1949
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- Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain
- Len Deighton
- 19 December 2019 Len Deighton