Battle Of Britain: July-november 1940 by David Alan Johnson

By David Alan Johnson

The well known writer of The London Blitz and V for Vengeance, brings clean perception and new assets to this compelling account of worldwide battle II's most famed air crusade, together with the genuine beginning of many “Canadian” pilots within the RAF, whose real nationality used to be disguised because of usa neutrality early within the war.

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The best news was that the Hawker Hurricane was more than able to hold its own against the Bf 109—if any further proof was needed. The Bf 109s were destroyed on 8 August; 9 of them had been shot down by Hurricanes.

Targets were, once again, shipping in the Channel and the North Sea. The RAF lost no aircraft. During the next five days, a partial lull settled over the air battle. This was partly because of weather, partly because of the Luftwaffe’s build-up for Adlertag, and partly because of lack of British shipping. The Battle of Britain Page 58 3 August, Saturday Five small raids wre intercepted over the Channel. The Luftwaffe lost four aircraft; the RAF lost none. The Battle of Britain Page 59 4 August, Sunday Only reconnaissance sorties were flown by the Luftwaffe, in spite of fair weather.

Three He 59s had been destroyed on 28 July—Dr. Josef Goebbels, the German progaganda minister, called the pilots murderers. Now, the Air Ministry officially sanctioned attacking the seaplanes. The Battle of Britain Page 49 30 July, Tuesday Weather once again curtailed operations on 30 July, but the Luftwaffe were up and looking for a fight. The drizzle worked against the German bombers; in their attacks, they failed to score any hits. The RAF did not seem to have any trouble finding the bombers, however.

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