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SUNDAY, 5 MAY 1940, a little after two that afternoon. A warm, sunny day over much of Britain, but above Drem aerodrome, a busy grass airfield some twenty miles east of Edinburgh, a deep blue sky was pock-marked with bright white cumulus drifting lazily across the Scottish headland on a gentle breeze. Perfect flying weather, in fact, which was just as well because Pilot Officer David Crook could barely contain his excitement any longer.
Dispersed around one end of the airfield, beside the concrete perimeter track, were the twelve Spitfires of
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THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN by James Holland | Kirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN Five Months that Changed History: May-October 1940. Jam-packed account of the moment in 1940 when Britain stood alone against the Nazi menace.- Kirkus Reviews
JAMES HOLLAND is a British historian and journalist. He is the author of Italy’s Sorrow and multiple other histories. He lives in England.