The Battle of Britain: Victory & Defeat

Woodfield Publishing Ltd
ISBN 1-903953-40-5
RAF history
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by Jack Dixon


A detailed study of the controversial dismissal of Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding after the Battle of Britain

Few people can be said to have changed the course of history, but Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding is arguably one of them. As Commander-in-Chief of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain he was the architect of one of the most important military victories of modern times ... and yet no sooner was the battle won than he was removed from office by his superiors at the Air Ministry…

In this detailed study Professor Jack Dixon provides a commentary on the events that led to Dowding’s controversial dismissal and to reveals why, to this day, the Air Ministry has steadfastly refused to officially honour Dowding’s achievements as the inspirational commander without whom the Battle of Britain would have been lost … with catastrophic consequences for Europe and the free world.

details softback | 156 x 234 mm | 285 pages | b/w photos