Immortalized in Churchill's often quoted assertion that never
before "was so much owed by so few," the top-down narrative of the
Battle of Britain has been firmly established in British legend:
Britain was saved from German invasion by the gallant band of
Fighter Command Pilots in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, and the
public owed them their freedom.Richard North's radical
re-evaluation of the Battle of Britain dismantles this mythical
retelling of events. Taking a wider perspective than the
much-discussed air war, North takes a fresh look at the conflict as
a whole to show that the civilian experience, far from being
separate and distinct, was integral to the Battle. This recovery of
the people's stolen history demonstrates that Hitler's aim was not
the military conquest of England, and that his unattained target
was the hearts and minds of British people.
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