The Battle of Britain - An Epic Conflict Revisited

New 14 August 2015! The book is now number one book in Amazon’s Battle of Britain Books category and is number two in the search results when you look for ‘Battle of Britain’ in all categories (not just books)! 

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Book launch at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, 15 September 2015

The Battle of Britain - An Epic Conflict Revisited
Christer Bergström

* 332 pages, hard cover, large size
* Richly illustrated, with a large number of never previously photos published.
* 16-page colour section with colour profiles
* Clear maps

’Perhaps the most thorough, expert examination of the topic ever written.’

Illustrated throughout with maps and rare photos, plus a color section closely depicting the aircraft, this work lays out the battle as seldom seen before.

The battle was a turning in point in military history, and arguably in the fate of the world. By late summer 1940 Nazi Germany had conquered all its opponents on the continent, including the British Army itself, which was forced to scramble back aboard small boats to its shores. With a Non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union in hand, Hitler had only one remaining object that season—the British Isles themselves. However, before he could invade, his Luftwaffe needed to wipe the Royal Air Force from the skies. Thus took place history’s first strategic military campaign conducted in the air alone.

This book contains a large number of dramatic eyewitness accounts, even as it reveals new facts that will alter perception of the battle in the public’s eyes. For example:

* The twin-engined Messerschmitt Bf 110 was actually a good day fighter, and it performed at least as well in this role as the Bf 109 during the battle.

* The Luftwaffe’s commander, Hermann Göring, performed far better than has previously been his image.

* The British night bombers played a more decisive role than previously thought; meantime this book disproves that the German 109 pilots were in any way superior to their Hurricane or Spitfire counterparts.

* The author has made a detailed search into the loss records for both sides, and provides statistics that will raise more than one eyebrow.

* The ’revisionist’ version, according to which the courage and skill of the RAF airmen is ’exaggerated’ is scrutinized and completely shattered. There is no doubt that it was the unparalleled efforts of ’The Few’ that won the battle. The Germans, on the other hand, did not show the same stamina as they had on the continent. The following summer they would show it again when they went in to Russia. In the skies over Britain this work verifies where credit was due.

In time for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain!


Welcome to the official book launch

at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum
on the Anniversary of the  Battle of Britain Day

15 September 2015
from 2 pm to 5 pm



For more information: Contact the author

Some previous books by Christer Bergström

Luftstrid över Kanalen, 1983
Mot avgrunden; spelet som ledde till andra världskriget, 1991
Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile, 1997
Deutsche Jagdflugzeuge, 1999
Black Cross/Red Star: the Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 1, 2000
Black Cross/Red Star: the Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 2, 2001
More Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile, 2002
Graf & Grislawski: a Pair of Aces, 2003
Jagdwaffe: Barbarossa – the Invasion of Russia, 2003
Jagdwaffe: The War in Russia January-October 1942, 2003
Jagdwaffe: The War in Russia November 1942-December 1943, 2004
Jagdwaffe: War in the East 1944-1945, 2005
Black Cross/Red Star: the Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 3, 2006
Barbarossa: The Air Battle, 2007
Stalingrad: The Air Battle, 2007
Kursk: The Air Battle, 2008
Hans-Ekkehard Bob, 2008
Max-Hellmuth Ostermann, 2008
Bagration to Berlin, 2008
Andra världskriget så alla förstår – nya rön om andra världskriget, 2009
Hitlers underhuggare, 2010
Ardennerna 1944-1945: Hitlers vinteroffensiv, 2013
The Ardennes 1944-1945: Hitler’s Winter Offensive, 2014


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