ANTONIO MARTELLI

The Battle of Britain

Per many Englishmen it's simply "the Blitz", or "the" battle par excellence: the long struggle in which German and British air forces engaged, in the summer of 1940, during which Hitler attempted to achieve control of the skies in order to prepare an invasion of Great Britain. After months of devastating attacks on British cities and fierce dogfights between the RAF and the Luftwaffe, the Britons repelled the Nazis, thus dealing them their first major military defeat and forcing them to abandon their invasion plans. This was a significant turning point in the course of World War II. This book describes in detail how the fighting developed and places the combat activities into a wider context of airborne warfare, highlighting its technical and military aspects.

Antonio Martelli used to teach Business Strategy and Policy at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

series "Biblioteca storica"
pp. 372, 978-88-15-23437-7
publication year 2011