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The Battle of Britain


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Table of Contents

Introduction 6 Chapter One Background 16 Chapter Two The Opponents 46 Chapter Three The Initial Phase, June-July 1940 74 Chapter Four The Aircraft and Technology 96 Chapter Five The Targeting of Airfi elds, August 1940 130 Chapter Six The Bombing of Cities, September 1940 152 Chapter Seven The Continued Blitz, Late September-December 1940 176 Chapter Eight The Outcome of the Battle 210 Sources 234 Acknowledgements 235 Image List 235 Index 236

About the Author

Anthony Richards is head of documents and sound at Imperial War Museums. He is the author of several books, including Words of War and D-Day and Normandy: A Visual History, also published by Imperial War Museums.


'With rich images, both iconic and unknown, alongside brilliantly researched writing, this is a hybrid history of words and pictures that raises the bar.' Dan Snow

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