The ground-breaking and definitive account of the Battle of Britain from one of this country's most acclaimed young historians
James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. A member of the British Commission for Military History and the Guild of Battlefield Guides, he also regularly contributes reviews and articles in national newspapers and magazines and appears on national radio. His many books include Fortress Malta, Italy's Sorrow, The Battle of Britain and his fictional WW2 series
featuring Sergeant Jack Tanner.
His interviews with veterans of the Second World War are available at the Imperial War Museum and are also
archived on www.secondworldwarforum.com
He lives near Salisbury with his wife, son and daughter.
James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. He is the bestselling author of numerous historical non-fiction titles and the Jack Tanner fiction series, and recently presented Battle of Britain- The Real Story on BBC2.
A member of the British Commission for Military History, his many interviews with veterans of the Second World War are available at the Imperial War Museum and are also archived at www.secondworldwarforum.com. Duty Calls- Dunkirk is his first novel for younger readers.
Holland is excellent on telling detail... This is a notable account
of an epic human experience, told with the informality and
enthusiasm that distinguish Holland's work... If the story is
familiar, Holland tells it with authority and exuberant panache --
Max Hastings * The Sunday Times *
Holland is one of a new generation of historians who were born long after the war but who bring to the subject a freshness and proper spirit of enquiry. A great achievement -- John Sergeant * Sunday Express *
Excellent on all the technicalities of the conflict... full of lively pen portraits and unusual insights * Spectator *
Stuffed with personal accounts that drive the narrative along at a cracking pace -- Patrick Bishop * Mail on Sunday *
Ambitious and comprehensive... the pace never flags as the narrative ranges effortlessly from the cockpit of the Spitfire to the gallery of the House of Commons -- Saul David * Daily Telegraph *