Macdonald & Jane's, 1st ed., 1979. 223 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Tiny repair to corner of d.j., o/w Nr.FINE. Different from other Battle of Britain books, this is a fast-moving and entirely authentic account of the hardest day when 68 British and 69 German aircraft were destroyed, a combined loss greater than on any other day. This detailed and descriptive narrative covers the 24 hours of 18 August 1940 as seen through the eyes of scores of British and Germans who took part in the air fighting over south-eastern England, or those on the ground who became involved, unwittingly or otherwise. This is an enthralling work of major historical importance which shatters some time-honoured myths.