Scramble by Norman Gelb

Author: Norman Gelb

Category: History, Politics and Culture

Regular price: $3.99

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Deal starts: December 09, 2022

Deal ends: December 09, 2022


'A many-sided picture of war.' The New York Times
1940. Britain stands alone against Nazi Germany.
Only the RAF can protect Britain from falling to the Germans.
Scramble is the thrilling story of the epic battle that turned the tide of Nazi invasion in the summer of 1940.
In more than 450 first-hand accounts, combatants, civilians, politicians, journalists and others who were part of the day-to-day heroism that was England’s finest hour tell a tale of war from an individual perspective.
And what a revealing tale it is — of the shortages of every kind, with groundcrew racing against time to get the battered planes operational, to the tactical battles and controversies revealed by Air Ministry papers.
Above all, it evokes the terror, rage and frustration of Britain besieged, and the spirit which held it all together: the courage to live to fight another day.
Praise for Norman Gelb:
‘We now have an accurate account It is the first one to get it right’. Group Captain Dennis David