Duel Of Eagles: The Struggle for the Skies, 1918-1940 Paperback – 7 Dec 2000
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Peter Townsend was himself a Squadron Leader during the Battle of Britain and later fought in Night-fighters.
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Peter Townsend was himself a hero of the Battle of Britain and logged more flying hours than any other British pilot during the battle. Moreover he found himself fighting by day and then fighting by night during the Blitz. And yet these remarkable achievements are hardly hinted at in his book because he is determined to present the whole picture. It reads as though he enjoyed and was fascinated by all the things that he has discovered and written about. Events of which he must have been blissfully unaware during the early thirties are described as if they were being fitted into his own personal jigsaw puzzle as he tries to make sense of his career in the RAF.Read more ›
I would recommend this to anyone with even a fleeting interest in the Battle of Britain. More than any other book I have read on the subject it balances historical narrative with the personal tales, intertwining lives of Townsend, his compatriots and his adversaries.
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A brilliant history by a very patriotic man who fought in the Battle of Britain, and might have married into the highest echelons of the Royal Family.Published 9 months ago by Peter H. Mussell
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