History of War


Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle of Britain Joshua Levine

The reader is taken on a journey through Britain’s darkest days of the war in a vast ensemble of personal accounts. We meet some of the most extraordinary actors in the Battle of Britain. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Hug Ironside, for instance, voices controversial views about his Hurricane, “preferable to a Spitfire.”

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