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NameThe Battle of Britain, An Air Ministry Account of the Great Days from 8th August - 31st October 1940. Illustrated
CategoryDefence in the Air
DepartmentMinistry Of Information
Issued ForAir Ministry
SO.Code70-374
Published Apr/1941
Pages36
FormP3
Size15.5 x 23.5
ARJ001.0/A
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Price£2.99
DescriptionThis illustrated book was provided to describe the great success of the Battle of Britain to the British public. The maps have been enhanced from the original by adding colour. It describes the battle through its four phases from the 8th August to 31st October. It gives a good summary of the aeroplanes in the battle and the objectives and strategy of the Germans as well as the strategy of the defenders.
Organisations referenced
People referenced
Glossary referenced
Anti-Aircraft Command Churchill, Winston Aerodrome
Boulton and Paul Ltd Goebbels, Joseph After
British Empire Göring, Hermann Wilhelm Aileron
Dornier Flugzeugwerke Hitler, Adolf Air Force Squadron Leader
German Army Air Force Squadron
Hawker Aircraft Ltd Aircraft Blister
Heinkel Flugzeugwerke Aircraft Propeller
House of Commons of the United Kingdom Anti-aircraft warfare
Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG Avro Anson
Luftwaffe Barrage balloon
Messerschmitt AG Battalion
Nazi Party Beam
No. 10 Group RAF Bomber
No. 11 Group RAF Boulton Paul Defiant
No. 12 Group RAF Cockpit
RAF Fighter Command Cowling
RAF Flying Training Command Diamond formation
Rolls-Royce Ltd Dive-bomber
Royal Air Force Division
Royal Observer Corps Dornier Do 17
The Royal Navy Dornier Do 215
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) Echelon Formation
Fighter Bomber
Fighter
Flight Lieutenant
Fore
Group Captain
Hawker Hurricane
Heinkel He 111
Heinkel He 113
Infantry
Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka
Junkers Ju 88
Machine gun
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Monoplane
Parachute
Pilot Officer
Port
Reconnaissance
Rolls-Royce Merlin
Shell
Starboard
Stern
Supermarine Spitfire
Tracer ammunition
Turret
V Formation