View Full Version : My new book on the Battle of Britain

06-17-2006, 06:45 AM
This autumn, my book on the Battle of Britain will be published. It will be published first in a Swedish edition (titled ‚‚ā¨ŇďLuftstrid √¬∂ver Kanalen‚‚ā¨¬Ě), and then probably in an English edition.

My first book dealt with the Battle of Britain and was published in Swedish in 1983. (See http://www.bergstrombooks.elknet.pl/luftstridkanal.htm )
Since then I have written most books in English. For an overview of my writing, please see: http://www.bergstrombooks.elknet.pl/

My new book on the Battle of Britain is not only an extensively edited and "updated" edition of my first book; it contains so much new material that it will actually be a new book. It will be quite large (a. 180,000 words, richly illustrated with both photos, colour maps and aircraft colour profiles by Claes Sundin).

This book is the result of a painstaking research work for over thirty years into RAF and Luftwaffe documents, interviews with scores of pilot veterans on both sides (including Johnnie Johnson and Adolf Galland).

Among other things it will contain a complete list of every single aircraft loss on both sides during the Battle of Britain (similar to Francis K. Mason's classical work or ‚‚ā¨ŇďThe Battle of Britain Then And Now, Mk V, but now based on the latest research level).

Although this story has been told so many times, I can promise very much new material in this book.

I think this book will give many people well-founded reason to rethink regarding their assessments of many events and aircraft during the Battle of Britain.



...although the "fake picture" of the book cover is slightly misguiding. I will have a nice shot of Spitfires and Messerschmitts on the front cover.

All the best,

Christer Bergstr√¬∂m


06-17-2006, 08:30 AM
Nice will keep an eye open for it.

06-17-2006, 08:34 AM
If one didnt know better one might think you and Oleg were in collusion what with HIS battle of Britain being released in the Autumn too!!!Anyway I'll definitely be getting this book too!

06-17-2006, 09:19 AM
Sounds like a good fireside book for the upcoming winter

06-17-2006, 09:35 AM
thanks for all the research you put into this. Thanks to guys like you for keeping history alive and accurate.

06-17-2006, 09:59 AM
I foresee a the BOBSOW DVD shrinkwraped around a copy of the book " Battle of Britain " for one low price. Bring it on!!!

06-17-2006, 04:46 PM
Very Impressive! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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06-18-2006, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Frequent_Flyer:
I foresee a the BOBSOW DVD shrinkwraped around a copy of the book " Battle of Britain " for one low price. Bring it on!!!

Now that's a good idea... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

06-30-2006, 07:51 AM
Just wanted to tell everyone that two minutes ago I finally completed the manuscript on my new book on the Battle of Britain.

"Luftstrid √¬∂ver Kanalen" (Swedish edition)
"The Battle of Britain" (English edition)

Total word count: 190,000 (i.e. 90 % more than Black Cross/Red Star). Plus nine appendices, including two detailed lists on every single aircraft loss on both sides during the Battle of Britain.

Book size: Large size.

A. 350 photographs, including several in colour.

Three colour maps.

Due to be published:

September 2006: Swedish edition.
December 2006: English edition.

Check my website for more updates.


All the best,

Christer Bergstr√¬∂m

06-30-2006, 08:01 AM
Kanon! ska best√¬§lla den http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
keep up the good job http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

06-30-2006, 08:20 AM
that sound interesing me.

thanks for inform.

06-30-2006, 08:53 AM
Thanks Christopher,I'm looking forwartd to this as well as BCRS 3 and 4 which should be available soon.S! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif