1st ed., 1994. Viii + 201 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. There have been many accounts written of the Battle of Britain both from the British and Allied fighter pilot’s perspective on the one side, and the German aircrew on the other. In this book both sides are shown in a day-to-day, blow-by-blow account that recalls those dire events of late 1940. By tracing this action through the deeds of two fighter units, 609 Squadron and 1/JG53 - the former an RAF squadron based in southern England and the latter a Luftwaffe Staffel based in northern France - the author brings to life the tense action of aerial combat, the relief felt by the individual pilots surviving those encounters, the elation of the successful ‘kill’, the tragedy of seeing a friend shot down and the resolve to go up and do it all over again.