Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain (. ISBN 1845951069) is a Second World War military history book by English author Len Deighton.
Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain (. First published in 1977, Fighter was Deighton's first history book, he having made his name as a writer of spy fiction. Deighton was encouraged to write the book by his friend, the British historian . Taylor, who wrote the introduction to Fighter
Fighter Fighter by Len Deighton "AN EXCELLENT, MOST THOROUGH EXAMINATION. After len deighton's book the history of the battle of britain will never be quite the same again'.
Fighter Fighter by Len Deighton "AN EXCELLENT, MOST THOROUGH EXAMINATION.
Deighton, Len, 1929-. Great Britain, Military - General, History: World, History - Military, War, Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940), Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940. New York : Harper Paperbacks.
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
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.
Len Deighton's book is a very thorough and very readable description of that defense, and I recommend it to anyone interested in the period. Want to learn about the aircraft used in the Battle of Britain? Fighters, anyways? This is the one. One (very minor) nit: captions for several of the illustrations assert that some feature is printed in red, and then none are. More an annoyance than a problem.
1- Strategy Fighter - Thre True Story of the Battle of Britain. As its title obviously implies, this book is about the Battle of Britain. It is a general overview of the battle as seen from both side of the Channel and makes for an interesting introductory reading. Len Deighton was able to interview some of the people who had actually participated in the Battle of Britain on both sides and there is a picture of him with one of the German fighter aces amongst the photographs.
Len Deighton's Action Cook Book (1965). Len Deighton's London Dossier (1967)
Len Deighton's Action Cook Book (1965). Len Deighton's London Dossier (1967). Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain (1977). Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk (1979). The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe. It has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces.
The Battle of Britain had an unforeseen consequence, unpleasant to all concerned. Almost unintentionally the Germans turned from daylight to night bombing while the Battle was still on. They continued this campaign throughout the winter, as many British cities bore witness. Indeed, in one way or another, he explains everything that happened in those days, now distant, of August and September 1940. FIGURE 1. The Battlefield.
More facts with less bias, this book has more meat & potatos. com User, August 3, 2002. Better than the "Coffee table books" that sing adoring praises of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots, this book better reflects the thoughts and minds of both sides on a moment-by-moment basis than any other so called "analysis" work.
Hitler’s top-secret Directive No. 16 set a precondition for a landing operation: ‘The English air force must have been beaten down to such an exten. hat it can no longer muster any power of attack worth mentioning against the German. hat it can no longer muster any power of attack worth mentioning against the German crossing. Reissued by William Collins, ‘Fighter’ is Len Deighton’s thrilling telling of the ensuing Battle of Britain – the aerial combat between the RAF and the Luftwaffe that was fought between July and October 1940.