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The Resource Achtung Spitfire : Luftwaffe over England Eagle Day 14 August 1940, Hugh Trivett, (electronic resource)

Achtung Spitfire : Luftwaffe over England Eagle Day 14 August 1940, Hugh Trivett, (electronic resource)

Label
Achtung Spitfire : Luftwaffe over England Eagle Day 14 August 1940
Title
Achtung Spitfire
Title remainder
Luftwaffe over England Eagle Day 14 August 1940
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Trivett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
14 August 1940, which Hitler code-named 'Adlertag', or 'Eagle Day', was fated to become one of the most significant days in the Battle of Britain. It signified the start of the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive, planned to cripple Britain and clear the path for the German troops ammased in readiness for invasion. The Luftwaffe sent out waves of unescorted bombers to attack difficult and long-range targets by daylight, hoping to confuse and split the fighter defences with the small but numerous bomb formations. The tactic was a calculated gamble and one that cost the Germans deeply. Despite successes in attacking and damaging airfields, the losses were severe and and the following day Goering vetoed such tactics, now convinced his bombers could never operate over Britain without fighter cover. Using first-hand recollections of both Luftwaffe and RAF pilots as well as local witnesses to the day's action, gleaned from interviews and written accounts and with many unpublished photographs, Hugh Trivett has collated the definitive record of Eagle Day
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Trivett, Hugh
Dewey number
  • 940.54211
  • 940.54211
Index
no index present
LC call number
D756.5.B7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Target audience
adult
Label
Achtung Spitfire : Luftwaffe over England Eagle Day 14 August 1940, Hugh Trivett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTMwOQ==
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00012649
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750981309
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750981309
  • (Sirsi) b1476218
Label
Achtung Spitfire : Luftwaffe over England Eagle Day 14 August 1940, Hugh Trivett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTMwOQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012649
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750981309
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750981309
  • (Sirsi) b1476218

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