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1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly researched!, 13 Feb. 2008
This review is from: The Battle of Britain: New Edition (Paperback)
Although this book is a decent overview of BoB it is poorly researched and has little detail for the serious reader, Overy really doesn't deserve his reputation if it is based on mediocre books like this.

I recommend The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain by Dr Stephen Bungay! ISBN-10: 1854108018

This book is a much fuller history that was researched and written with great care and accuracy.
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Initial post: 17 Dec 2010 19:01:01 GMT
Robert John says:
Agreed: Stephen Bungay's book is by far the best on this subject.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2012 20:27:50 BDT
Gully Foyle says:
History books should be written by historians not management consultants or journalists.

Posted on 23 Aug 2012 11:32:05 BDT
D. Nickerson says:
Hmm Adolf Galland was one of the most famous German flying aces of the Second World War. A coincidence?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 16:19:50 GMT
Dobbins says:
I agree. No PhD, no history book.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2013 18:28:42 BDT
TM ALLEN says:
Exactly why I am trying to find out more about A. Galland !

Posted on 9 Oct 2014 08:38:18 BDT
Chris Green says:
I am tempted to agree with the reviewer, although not as harshly. this book was ok but the lack of deep analysis leaves you unfulfilled. I quite rate a lot of overy's work but was a bit disappointed with this. Bungay's work is far superior. one needn't agree with all his conclusions but it is a much more engaging and thoughtful piece.
as for the Ph.D vs amateur campaign. I couldn't care less if a book is written by the chap who sells kebabs near my local station. good history is good history.
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