The Second World War in Photographs 1940 - Britain Stands Alone

The Second World War in Photographs 1940 - Britain Stands Alone

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The Second World War in Photographs 1940 - Britain Stands Alone

As the period of the ‘Phoney War’ came to an end, the Nazis unleashed their Blitzkrieg tactics which saw the rapid mobility of the ground forces closely supported by superior air power. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Norway fell in the spring, and the British Expeditionary Force made a hasty retreat from the beaches of Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo.

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Winston Churchill, the new Prime Minister of the coalition government, described the evacuation of thousands of troops by an armada of little vessels as a miracle. But, following the fall of France in June, he issued a sombre warning that Britain now fought alone. The nation’s fate was in the hands of the ‘Few’, the men of fighter command who fought to hold back Göring’s Luftwaffe in its bid to gain superiority in the air as the prelude to a German invasion.

This was the Battle of Britain, and as the Spitfires and Hurricanes jousted with enemy fighters and bombers in the late summer of 1940, the ordinary people of London and many other cities and towns came to know the terror of the air raids.

John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon tell the story of 1940 at war using many rare and often unpublished images, showing the full horror of the conflict, as well as its impact on the everyday person. It is the second volume in a year-by-year series documenting the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.

The Second World War in Photographs 1939
1941 - A Global Conflict
1942 - On The Offensive
1943 - The Turning Point
1944 - Liberation And Vengeance
1945 - A Brave New World

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Author: John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2014
ISBN: 9781445622071
Format: Softback, 176 pages
Size: 234 x 165 mm
Condition: New

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