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leadbaloon
08-18-2004, 03:07 AM
Seeing as it's the 64th anniversary I'm just putting a thread up recommending Alfred Price's book The Hardest Day as a top read.

It's the story of what happened on 18th August 1940 during the Battle of Britain, which became known as The Hardest Day (no other day during the battle saw more aircraft put out of action). It gives an hour by hour account of what happened, and features the experiences of people on both sides. A really good read.

leadbaloon
08-18-2004, 03:07 AM
Seeing as it's the 64th anniversary I'm just putting a thread up recommending Alfred Price's book The Hardest Day as a top read.

It's the story of what happened on 18th August 1940 during the Battle of Britain, which became known as The Hardest Day (no other day during the battle saw more aircraft put out of action). It gives an hour by hour account of what happened, and features the experiences of people on both sides. A really good read.

Dunkelgrun
08-18-2004, 05:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by leadbaloon:
Seeing as it's the 64th anniversary I'm just putting a thread up recommending Alfred Price's book The Hardest Day as a top read.

It's the story of what happened on 18th August 1940 during the Battle of Britain, which became known as The Hardest Day (no other day during the battle saw more aircraft put out of action). It gives an hour by hour account of what happened, and features the experiences of people on both sides. A really good read.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

One of my favourite Battle of Britain books. It encapsulates the whole battle through the events of just one day.
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IKG26Redcoat
08-18-2004, 10:58 AM
Also Battle of Britain day is coming up soon, 15th Of September.
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jensenpark
08-18-2004, 03:00 PM
Thanks for the tip...

Read your post yesterday and was walking through Chapters (our big box store for books up here) and found it on sale for just $6.99 cdn - nice timing!

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Arms1
08-18-2004, 03:06 PM
Just finished reading it last weekend, fantastic book, i also highly recomend it

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Huckebein_UK
08-18-2004, 03:10 PM
I remember I bought and read that book when I was 12! It was a thoroughly fascinating read.

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08-18-2004, 03:23 PM
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Arm_slinger
08-18-2004, 03:54 PM
The most dangerous Enemy by Stephen Bungay i thoroughly reccomend as well

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wayno7777
08-18-2004, 11:35 PM
How'd I miss that one? Thanks for the tip. Just finished "The Few". And picked up "Duel of Eagles" the other day.

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MadBadVlad
08-19-2004, 04:17 AM
In much the same style of book Alfred Price also wrote Battle of Britain Day - 15 September 1940. You can buy it quite cheaply these days. ISBN 1-85367-419-2

leadbaloon
08-19-2004, 09:39 AM
MadBadVlad,

Thanks for the tip, I'll look out for the Battle of Britain Day...

stubby
08-19-2004, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the tip. I just placed an order for a 'used' version at Amazon. Looking forward to the read. I'm still a hard core newbie when it comes to reading about WWII history.

fabianfred
08-19-2004, 10:28 AM
dont forget.......... First Light by Geoffrey Wellum ......

great too!

IKG26Redcoat
08-20-2004, 05:44 AM
Ive just started reading For Your Freedom And Ours, which is about the Polish lads in Fighter Command, mainly 303 sqdn, their war, and subsequent treatment after the war. As an Englishman ( with a Polish grandfather), its very disconcerting the way the Allies treated the Poles after the war, just so's not to offend Stalin. A very moving book. Recommended.

There are a lot of people, who say, that bombing can never win a war. Well, my answer to that, is that it has never been tried yet, and we shall see....
Sir Arthur Harris
CinC Bomber Command