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DOGFIGHT The Battle of Britain Anzac Battles Series

DOGFIGHT The Battle of Britain Anzac Battles Series

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DOGFIGHT The Battle of Britain Anzac Battles Series by A Claasen - new book

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Anzac Battles Series
Dog Fight Battle Of Britain

 

 

 

One fifth of the foreign pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain were Anzacs, with 134 New Zealanders and 37 Australians flying and fighting, and there were two Kiwis and one Aussie among the top ten highest scoring aces. There is a name list of these pilots within the appendix of this book (see pic above).

This enthralling book tells the story of the men from Down Under who held defeat the Luftwaffe.


This book tells the story of Australians and New Zealanders in one of the Second World War's defining and most memorable campaigns, the Battle of Britain. From 9 July until 31 October 1940, the Luftwaffe sought aerial supremacy in skies over England as a prerequisite for an invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). Of the 574 overseas pilots in the campaign, the New Zealand contingent of 134 airmen was second in size only to the Polish contribution. The Australian involvement, though smaller, was a healthy 37. Thus a fifth of overseas pilots were Anzacs. Among these colonials were some of the Battle of Britain's widely admired aces. Of the top ten pilots with the greatest number of victories two were New Zealanders (C. F. Gray and B. Carbury) and one an Australian (P. Hughes). Australian and New Zealand aircrew were also employed in attacking enemy Channel ports and airfields as part of Bomber and Coastal Command's attempts to thwart invasion preparations and blunt the Luftwaffe aerial onslaught. The Anzacs also had a fellow compatriot at the highest level in the Fighter Command system: the highly regarded New Zealander Air Marshal Sir Keith Park, who was instrumental in devising and implementing the integrated air defence of Britain around Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, radio control and radar. In the spring of 1940, he was given the command of Group 11, which would face the brunt of the German aggression in south-east England. The success of Park's plans and operational initiatives, and the role played by Anzac pilots and aircrew, would all contribute to the conflict's eventual successful outcome.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Total Pages:
223
Publication Date:
2013
Dimensions in mm :
156 x 234 x 20
Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
Soft Cover

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