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Charles B. MacDonald
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Battle of Britain - James Holland This novel offers action, excitement (in terms of the aerial combat scenes so richly rendered here), romance, and a sobering view of the pain, loss, and gut-wrenching sorrow that war leaves in its wake.

James Holland is a fine writer and historian. (By chance, I discovered him a few years ago through an earlier work of his,Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-1943, which was FANTASTIC). Here he brings to the reader the immediacy (through the 2 fighter pilots and best friends, Archie Jackson and Ted Tyler) and horror that underlay the Battle of Britain, during which Britain struggled to survive against heavy odds throughout the summer and early autumn of 1940.

For any reader who loves to read true-to-life tales of high octane adventure, stop here. You'll be glad that you did.