In the summer of 1940 Britain was isolated on the fringe of a hostile continent; Germany was rampant and France had collapsed.

The book Great Battles, Decisive Conflicts that have shaped History, edited by Christer Jorgensen, points out that some battles have altered the course of history as well as the fate of the human race. Military historians have identified about 30 battles which were either decisive or great. One of these was the Battle of Britain, the writer says...

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