The Battle Of Britain Experience
With Wolfe in Canada: The Winning of a Continent by G.A. Henty tells the story of the Seven Years' War (better known as the French & Indian War). Set within the North American theater of the war, this is a fictional tale of a young British man, named James Walsham. Written, along with his experiences, is a tale of how the balance of power in North America shifted from France to Great Britain and how fighting in the wilderness required different tactics than the classic battles fought in Europe.
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The true story of the youngest Spitfire pilot to fight in the Battle of Britain. Geoffrey Wellum was just 18 when he was thrown into combat as a fighter pilot in the terrifying air war of the Battle of Britain. Now seventy years on and aged 89, he is still haunted by the conflict that almost destroyed him. Based on his personal, deeply moving memoirs, "First Light" is an intimate drama-documentary that delivers a compelling testimony of Geoffrey "Boy" Wellum's (Sam Heughan, "Any Human Heart") wartime experiences, revisiting the stark emotions and fiery action that dazzled and terrified him as a young man and changed his life forever.
Imparts key historical facts about World War II through the story of two kids who look through their veteran grandfather's mementos while he imparts stories about his experiences as a soldier and during the Battle of Britain. Simultaneous.
Robert Holland traces the remarkable experience of British mastery in the Mediterranean from the Battle of the Nile to El Alamein and the end of empire, exploring the unique and often explosive relationships that shaped the region's modern history. For nearly two hundred years the Mediterranean lay at the heart of British power overseas-what Winston Churchill called "Britain's first battlefield.
This is the autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, who was one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. He writes of his wartime experiences, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and Wing Commander and his involvement in the Battle of Britain.
A gripping account of Britain's experience of 1940: the year Briton's stood alone against the victorious Nazi war machine fresh from its blitzkrieg victories in Poland and France. Based on existing Imperial War Museum archives, this book tells the story of the UK's finest hour through the first-hand accounts of those who were there: from the British Expeditionary Force's May defeat in the Battle of France, through its miraculous evacuation from the bomb-ravaged beaches of Dunkirk, to the Battle of Britain, which paid to Hitler's Operation Sealion plan to invade across the Channel, and finally to the nightmare of the Blitz, which brought the war home to the civilian population of Britain's largest cities.
The remarkable Battle of Britain experiences of fighter pilot John Simpson, DFC, who shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the epic air battle. Written by 43 Squadron's intelligence officer, Hector Bolitho, Finest of the Few revolves around Bolitho's friend, fighter ace John W.C. Simpson. The book was written in 1941 and was based on John Simpson's Combat Reports, his personal letters and papers together with Hector's own recollections of the heady days of the summer of 1940.
This is a fighter pilot's memoir of four tumultuous years, 1938-1942, when he was first trained, then fought and survived in not one but two of the biggest aerial campaigns of the war, the Battle of Britain and the equally epic, but lesser known, Siege of Malta. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France in spring 1940, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting - to 249 Squadron.
The Battle of Britain memoir of Hurricane pilot Barry Sutton, DFC. At 23 years of age, Barry Sutton had experienced more than the average person experiences in a lifetime. This book, based on a diary he kept during the Battle of Britain, covers September 1939 to September 1940 during which time based at North Weald one of Fighter Command's most important fighter stations, he shot down 3 German fighters and was shot down twice himself.
The British soldier was a fascinating and complex figure in the century between the Hanoverian accession and the Battle of Waterloo. The 'war and society' approach has shed much light on Britain's frequent experience of conflict in this period, but Britain's Soldiers argues that it is time to refocus our attention on the humble redcoat himself, and rethink historical approaches to soldiers' relationship with the society and culture of their day.