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Old 12th March 2006, 08:21
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Re: Battle Of Britain Books

I too have a lengthy period of interest in the Battle, and have collected my share of books on the subject. Here are some of them:

Pictorials -
The Battle of Britain - Then and Now / ed. Ramsey (indispensable reference)
Battle over Britain / Mason (also indispensable reference)
The Blitz - Then and Now / ed. Ramsey (Volumes 1 and 2 cover the BoB period; also also indispensable references)
The Battle of Britain / Bickers (well illustrated general reference)
Their Finest Hour / Kaplan (coffee-table variety but well illustrated)
Target England / Wood (excellent photographic survey)
The Battle of Britain: The Photographic Kaleidoscope / Sarkar (4 volumes of photos of pilots and aircraft from personal collections)

Narratives/Histories from British side:
The Narrow Margin / Wood & Dempster (early but still good general history)
The Hardest Day / Price (covers events of 18 August 1940)
Scramble / Gelb (individual accounts)
RAF Fighter Squadrons in the Battle of Britain / Robinson (short histories of participating squadrons)
Men of the Battle of Britain / Wynn (pilot biographies)
Luftwaffe Encore / Wakefield (study of two attacks in Sept 1940)
Fighter / Deighton (good general history)
The Battle of Britain / Hough & Richards (well researched history of the Battle)
Eagle Day / Collier (good readable narrative of the Battle)
Brothers in Arms / Goss (parallel histories of 609 Squadron & 1/JG 53 during the Battle)
Battle over Sussex / Burgess & Saunders
Finest Hour / Clayton & Craig
Battle of Britain Day / Price
Spitfire Summer / Brown

Pictorials/Histories from German side:
Zerstorer Gruppe / Eimannsberger (V./(Z)LG 1 - I./NJG 3 1939-1941)
The Sting of the Luftwaffe / Vasco (SKG 210; includes the BoB period)
Zerstorer - The Messerschmitt 110 and its Units in 1940 / Vasco & Cornwell
Bombsights over England / Vasco (Erp. Gruppe 210)
The Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain / van Ishoven
The Luftwaffe Fighters' Battle of Britain / Goss
The Luftwaffe Bombers' Battle of Britain / Goss
Portions of various recently published unit histories (JG 2, JG 3, JG 26, JG 53, Zerstorers, Volume 2/Sections 1-4 of Jagwaffe series )

This is by no means exhaustive and obviously only includes books published in English, but it's what I've accumulated through the years. Hope this helps you.
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