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#2098902 - 05/22/06 09:13 PM Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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#2098904 - 05/23/06 02:07 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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The official RAF Battle of Britain website:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.html

#2098905 - 05/23/06 07:24 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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http://www.luftwaffe.no/SIG/Losses/tap40.html

this site has good info on losses the luftwaffe sustained from attacking britain from norway

#2098906 - 05/25/06 10:52 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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#2098907 - 05/26/06 07:16 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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#2098908 - 06/04/06 07:24 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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Old to most but important to newcomers and a must to all the movie The Battle of Britain

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ASD...&v=glance&n=130


And of course the DVD Dark blue world

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000064...&v=glance&n=130

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#2098909 - 06/09/06 01:41 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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I have still not read a book about The Battle that is as good as "Duel Of Eagles" by Peter Townsend.
This book is by a man who is not only a terrific writer, he was an ace during The Battle. He knows of what he writes!
He doesn't simply tell you about the Summer of 1940. He goes back to 1918 and covers how the RAF and Luftwaffe were formed, and how they came to meet over the skies of England. If you only read one, I really this this should be it.


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#2098910 - 06/15/06 08:56 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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Duel of eagels is ok,

This book is essential:

The battle of britain, then and now

ISBN: 0900913460

;\)

#2098911 - 06/18/06 06:51 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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Bergstrm (further presentation unnecessary) is doing a new book on the BoB. Have a look at http://www.bergstrombooks.elknet.pl/.

Will be published first in Swedish and then in English and I read somewhere that he compares this book with The battle of Britain, then and now (thanks Taisto for the tip!) only it will be more up to date. I am really looking forward to this release and hope that it will be as good as Bergstrms previous books.

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#2098912 - 06/18/06 09:57 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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"Fly for your Life"

Seems to be a good book about this time of the war. Its basically a auto-bio of Robert Stanford Tuck. He flew in the BOB and was later shot down over Europe.


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Figher Boys, Patrick Bishop.

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Bishop concentrates on the view of individuals rather than machinery and campaign overviews.
Its difficult to add anything to the massive ammount of material about the BOB but IMO Bishop has managed to produce something different.


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#2098914 - 07/11/06 01:18 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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#2098915 - 08/01/06 10:58 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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I registered today just so I could share a good fictional book with you for this topic:

'Piece of Cake' by Derek Robinson, one of the finest fictional books I've ever read that I feel conveys what air combat would actually feel like (at least to a flat-foot such as moi!). Additionally there is some really good dialogue (some made me laugh out loud & some good old gallows humour) and a few elements of myth-busting in there. I think there was a mini-series aired on ITV back in the late 80's, which might be available somewhere. For those that are interested, Robinson wrote a follow up 'A Good Clean Fight', set during the desert air war. Not as good, but still enjoyable. I recommend both highly.

Another (non-fiction) book that is pretty good (and well thumbed):
'Battle of Britain' by Richard Hough & Denis Richards.

Bon voyage!


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#2098916 - 08/14/06 03:27 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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Quote:
I have still not read a book about The Battle that is as good as "Duel Of Eagles" by Peter Townsend.
This book is by a man who is not only a terrific writer, he was an ace during The Battle. He knows of what he writes!
He doesn't simply tell you about the Summer of 1940. He goes back to 1918 and covers how the RAF and Luftwaffe were formed, and how they came to meet over the skies of England. If you only read one, I really this this should be it.
I've just started this one Pooch and you are quite right mate it's very good indeed

I had no idea that German airships bombed Victoria Station in London and dropped tons of bombs on London's civilians. Or that the Red Baron strafed ditched RAF pilots. Or that Goering flew in a Circus mauve and yellow paint scheme. That must have been a sight to see \:\)

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#2098917 - 08/16/06 09:39 AM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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France invaded Germany and Goering was a really heroic character this one's breaking down some misconceptions and I'm only on page 60 \:\)

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Reads like a novel, doesn't it Ming? Well done, I thought. And when you get to his part in the whole thing, it really comes through in his writing that he still feels quite guilty about the Germans he killed.
I'm half way through "Fighter Boys," by Bishop. Another good one.


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#2098919 - 08/24/06 06:19 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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I'm not done with this one but it is sure to cause some interesting conversation regarding BoB.

Derek Robinson "Invasion 1940". He's known more for historical fiction dealing with the airwar in WWI and WWII, but this book so far is really a great read.


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#2098920 - 01/02/07 07:01 PM Re: Cliffs of Dover Essential Reading  
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"First Light" Geoffrey Wellum 'ISBN 0-670-91248-4'
Geoff's recount of his experience in 92 Squadron during the Battle of Britain is a good read.

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.....and Goering was a really heroic character this one's breaking down some misconceptions and I'm only on page 60 \:\)

Ming
Heroic maybe, but popular amongst his peers he was not. He succeeded in becoming the Leader of JG1 not long after MvH lost his life, but was never invited to any of their post war reunions.

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[Goering] was never invited to any of their post war reunions

Not true he was the life and soul of the Nuremburg party. Or was that Himmler. On the spoons \:\)

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