War Tim Clayton Finest Hour

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Finest Hour

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9780340750414: Finest Hour

Taking the reader on a journey from the decks of ice-bound destroyers to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, this volume recreates the tragedy, terror and the triumph of the Battle of Britain.

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Phil Craig is a distinguished independent producer of political and historical documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated The Flight that Fought Back. Tim Clayton, a former research fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, is a leading specialist is eighteenth-century history and culture and the author of numerous articles and books. Craig and Clayton first met in 1978 while at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge.

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From fighter-pilots risking their lives in the skies above England, to squaddies stranded at Dunkirk, to schoolgirls sent abroad to Canada (the book is worth buying just for Bess Walder's account of horror and redemption aboard the City of Benares), this is riveting. * Sunday Express * Manages to construct the tale in such a way that it breaks free of the text-book approach to transfix the viewer completely; the archive footage, the witness testimonies ... of such superior quality and so beautifully shot that the whole is fresh and absorbing ... Compiled with a pace that could put a lot of thrillers to shame, the result is television at its very best. * Time Out * Compelling ... Mesmerizing stuff. * Sunday Telegraph * Beautifully made ... Achingly vivid. * Guardian * Brilliant ... This highly informative, moving series should form part of the National Curriculum. * Daily Mail *

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