Dr Garry Campion studied at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS). Garry can be contacted via his own website:
Published review comments on The Good Fight include:
'In the seventy years since it was fought scores of books have been written about the Battle of Britain. It might have seemed impossible to produce, at this late stage, a thoroughly original contribution to the literature, but this is exactly what Garry Campion has achieved... Campion's rigorous and scholarly analysis takes us as close to the truth as we are ever likely to get.'
Paul Addison, Cercles
'One could very easily be forgiven for thinking that, for the serious historian at least, everything that could be said about the Second World War in general and the Battle of Britain in particular, has been said. Campion in his exploration of the propaganda aspects of the conflict has demonstrated that there are still valuable inroads to be made into the subject ...the book eloquently demonstrates that there is still a great deal of analysis needed on the Second World War with, perhaps, a companion volume on the depiction of the strategic air offensive most needed.'
Peter W. Gray, University of Birmingham
'Garry Campion has undoubtedly made a significant and lasting contribution to Battle of Britain historiography. Although the extent to which Britain actually faced invasion during the summer of 1940 is now debated by historians, the fact remains that it was a significant event - one which continues to arouse great interest amongst enthusiasts and academics alike. That being so, this new and comprehensive study of how the conflict, and the RAF aircrew who fought it, was presented in British wartime propaganda is crucial to our wider understanding of the dramatic events concerned. As scholars seek to further contextualise the Battle of Britain, Garry Campion's "The Good Fight" will become a benchmark in historiography - and an essential point of reference to any student of summer 1940'.
Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS BA(Hons), authority on the Battle of Britain
'In this commemorative atmosphere of the Second World War, where scholarly and popular literature of nearly every aspect of the British military abounds, one might wonder at the value of another such entrant in this publishing parade. Yet, in The Good Fight, Garry Campion has contributed to this burgeoning collection of wartime literature an impressively detailed and deeply researched work on the Battle of Britain and its propaganda. One would be hard pressed to discover any recent work that covers the sixteen weeks of the Battle of Britain in such detail and with such a breadth of sources.'
Jennifer Purcell, Saint Michael's College
'...Campion's book is so much more than a treatment of propaganda and information in wartime... The book treats with great sensitivity issues of morality... Campion's work will also appeal to social historians interested in the impact of the Battle of Britain on popular culture... The Good Fight is a rigorous and superbly judged piece of scholarship. Because of its broad scope, it is a very important addition to Second World War historiography.'
Christina Goulter, King's College London