2009. Hardcover. Hugh Dowding created RAF Fighter Command and led them through the Battle of Britain. Despite being responsible for victory, he was sacked shortly after. This book explains the conspiracy behind this injustice - who was responsible and why? Num Pages: 304 pages, 16pp B & W plates. BIC Classification: 3JJH; HBJD1; HBWQ; JWG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 241 x 165 x 30. Weight in Grams: 646. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh – later Lord – Dowding was one of the greatest Englishmen of the 20th century. He created Fighter Command with its unique early warning system (radar) from nothing in 1936 to the efficient defensive force it became in 1940. In consequence Fighter Command was the only arm that was properly prepared for battle when war was declared against Germany. Hugh Dowding led Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain, and was victorious. The campaign, although a series of defensive engagements, was one of the decisive battles of Western Civilization. The strategic importance of the Battle of Britain was recognized at the time, yet, the moment it was won Dowding was summarily relieved of his command and shuffled into retirement without recognition, reward or promotion. This book reveals that this was the result of a shabby conspiracy by fellow officers. The Air Ministry published a brief account of the Battle in March 1941 and in it there was no mention of Dowding. Churchill was furiously indignant. But in November 1940 he had acquiesced in Dowding’s removal. Why? And what are the factors that led to Dowding’s dismissal in the first place? In this thought-provoking and authoritative book Jack Dixon answers these questions and explains Dowding’s true greatness.
About the Author: Jack Dixon is an author and historian.
Title: Dowding and Churchill
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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