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  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405938051
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Few

July-October 1940




The story of the early days of World War Two - when the future of Britain depended on the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Airforce's Fighter Command

In the summer of 1940 a handful of volunteer pilots defied their country to fight when we needed them most. This is the story of their Battle of Britain.

In the early days of World War Two when Britain stood alone against the terror of Hitler's all-conquering Third Reich, her future hung in the balance; her defence in the hands of the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force's Fighter Command. They were Churchill's Few. In defiance of their own country's strict neutrality laws, a handful of American adventurers flew with them. This is their story - and a fresh perspective on the greatest air battle the world has ever seen.

'Fine, deeply movingm scintillating...in the battle scenes this book soars heavenward like one of the Spitfires.' - Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph

  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405938051
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the author

Alex Kershaw

Alex Kershaw is the author of several previous books on World War II, including the bestsellers The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter. He has written for several British newspapers, including the Guardian, Independent and Sunday Times. Born in York, England, he now lives in America with his wife and son.

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Praise for The Few

Fine, deeply moving, scintillating...in the battle scenes this book soars heavenward like one of the Spitfires

Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph

Praise for Alex Kershaw

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Kershaw digs deep into the folk memories of young men who survived virtually impossible odds...harrowing, intimate, excellent.

Herald

Outstanding heroism...compelling. Kershaw's writing gives you a sense of "being there"

Daily Express

Fascinating, remarkable, riveting, terrifying. Kershaw does justice to the veterans and makes accessible their amazing story

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