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.
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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