Battle of Britain (Commemorative magazine)
The Fight for the Sky Seventy Years On
The Battle of Britain took place between July and October 1940.
The Germans needed to control the English Channel to launch their invasion of Britain. To control the Channel the Germans needed control of the air. This meant that they had to take on Fighter Command, led by Sir Hugh Dowding, of the Royal Air Force.
At the start of the war, Germany had 4,000 aircraft compared to Britain's front-line strength of 1,660. The main fighter planes of the RAF were the Spitfire and the Hurricane.
Britain had a number of advantages over the Luftwaffe. Britain had RADAR which gave an early warning of the approach of the German planes. British fighter planes could spend more time in the air over Kent and Sussex as they could easily land for fuel whereas the German fighters could not. The German fighters were also limited in that they could not reload their guns if they ran out of ammunition.
This title will cover all aspects of the campaign from the men who fought, the aircraft they used, tactics deployed and the results of their actions. Heavily illustrated with many coloured in photographs, this title will be a must for all aviation enthusiasts.
This title will cover all aspects of the campaign from the men who fought, the aircraft they used, tactics deployed and the results of their actions. Heavily illustrated with many coloured-in photographs, this title will be a must for all aviation enthusiasts.Kent Family History Society Journal
D-Day: 70 Years On - BOOKAZINE The Normandy Campaign Remembered (Commemorative magazine)
D-Day was the turning point of the Second World War and marked the Allies return to Europe. Without D-Day, the Allies would not have been able to invade Europe and end the Nazi occupation. D-Day took place on 6 June 1944 when the British, American and Canadian forces landed at five beaches in Normandy. Despite the huge loss of life, the operation was a success and the Allies broke through the German lines. This title covers the huge planning behind the operation and reveals what it was like to be there. There are guides to visiting the beaches today along with analysis of the tactics and weapons…
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