Secret Life of Fighter Command: Testimonials from the men and women who beat the Luftwaffe

Secret Life of Fighter Command: Testimonials from the men and women who beat the Luftwaffe

by Sinclair McKay




Now available in paperback!

From the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller The Secret Life of Bletchley Park

During the dark days of 1940, when Britain faced the might of Hitler's armed forces alone, the RAF played an integral role in winning the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe, thus ensuring the country's safety from invasion. The men and women of Fighter Command worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout the length and breadth of Britain to thwart the Nazi attacks; The Secret Life of Fighter Command tells their story.

From setting up the ground-breaking radar systems along the coast of the Southeast of England, to the distribution of spotters of bombing waves coming along the Thames Estuary, the boffins who designed and built the guidance and detection structures to organise a winning defence umbrella, to the Wrens who plotted enemy movements and then conveyed this to the various RAF squadrons stationed in the UK's zonal defence system - all of them played a part in maintaining the security over Britain. Through exclusive interviews with various members of this unique and world famous organisation, bestselling author Sinclair McKay tells the human story of how Britain survived the Nazi onslaught and enabled our Hurricanes and Spitfires to triumph over the German airforce.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781312964
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

SINCLAIR MCKAY is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, The Lost World of Bletchley Park, The Secret Life of Fighter Command and The Secret Listeners for Aurum, as well as histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films and the pastime of rambling. He lives in London. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Celestial Ballet

Chapter 2 The Vision of Wings

Chapter 3 The Seduction of Flight

Chapter 4 The Lines in the Heavens

Chapter 5 The Secret Under the Hill

Chapter 6 We Are At War

Chapter 7 Dress Rehearsals

Chapter 8 'Interesting Work of a Confidential Nature'

Chapter 9 Blood Runs Hotly

Chapter 10 Alert

Chapter 11 The Sky was Black with Planes

Chapter 12 Nerve Endings

Chapter 13 Big Wing

Chapter 14 'We Will All Be Here Soon'

Chapter 15 'Resist Until the Very End'

Chapter 16 'This Was War and We Were Fighting'

Chapter 17 A Dog Called Heinkel

Chapter 18 Rhubarbs

Chapter 19 Knitting, Smoking and Great Literature

Chapter 20 Death Will Send No Warning

Chapter 21 Grounded

Chapter 22 Afterlife


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