The Battle of Britain and the Blitz (book)


By June 1940, Britain's most powerful ally, France, had surrendered to Nazi Germany. Elsewhere, much of Europe had succumbed to Hitler's forces and Italy had joined the war on Germany's side. Britain faced the enemy across the English Channel, knowing there was little standing between her and the might of the Nazi forces. What rescued Britain was the RAF's triumph in the Battle of Britain, and the courage of the people who lived, worked and suffered under the Luftwaffe's Blitz. Told in the words of the men and women who took part and lived through these historic events, this fascinating book is accompanied by a CD featuring, in their own voices, the actual reminiscences of many of the eyewitnesses who epitomise Britain's unbreakable spirit. Ages 11 years and over. [1]