1st ed., 1989. Xvii + 413 pp., numerous photo-plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Nr.FINE. Two Relevant Newspaper Cuttings Tipped-in, Extra. In this jubilee history of the Battle of Britain, two distinguished historians come together to present a new account offering vivid descriptions of the air fighting and an authoritative explanation of how both sides developed their air forces in the inter-war years, a necessary prelude to a true understanding of the Battle itself. The book provides fresh insights into the controversies of the time and makes use of original material derived from interviews and correspondence with over three hundred surviving air-crew and ground staff. Including many photographs, this book is also well documented with maps, charts, details of formations and a day-to-day chronology.