on 5 March 2009
Having read Chris Goss' book on the Luftwaffe Fighters' experiences during the summer of 1940, I decided I would also have to see the battle from the bombers' perspective. I was not disappointed. The author has been able to use his background and contacts in Germany to embroider the chronology of the battle with the recollections of many of the Luftwaffe personnel that took part. Intermingled with contemporary accounts from the defending British and Allied fighter pilots that were sent to intercept the bombing raids, this creates a plausible and readable structure that both entertains and educates. The third of Chris Goss' books I've read and no disappointment.
on 10 July 2011
Chris Goss has done an excellent job of researching the German protagonists perspective on the Battle of Britain. Like some of his other titles, it takes the form of actual testimonies from the aircrew themselves. For anyone interested in gaining a balanced view of the series of events we today call "The Battle of Britain", this is definitely a book to read. Excellent. AF
on 11 April 2011
There are not many books that are well written, pacy and as good a read as Eagle Day or The Hardest Day, but this one is! It tells the story of the Battle of Britain seen through the eyes of the Luftwaffe crews facing the defending Spitfire and Hurricane pilots in the Battle of Britain. Sometimes, they alone, were witness to the bravery and sacrifices of our lost pilots. Their losses too need to be read about. Chris Goss is an eminent authority on the subject having written The Luftwaffe Fighters Battle of Britain, as well as Brothers in Arms, which tells the story from the viewpoints of a German and a British Fighter unit in the Battle of Britain. His works are well worth reading and keeping.