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1815Guy23 Oct 2018 3:30 a.m. PST

Greetings all,

I have loads of British-written personal accounts of the Battle of Britain on my bookshelves, telling what it was like to be in that battle, and their engagements with the Luftwaffe.

But I am struggling to find an honest, open account, free of polite Political Correctness from the German perspective. I want truth and honesty.

I thought I'd got there with "German Aces Speak", but it was sanitised of anything remotely controversial and personal. Most of it was about political infighting amongst the Luftwaffe command hierarchy.

So, a "Reach for the Sky" from a German Vet or two, or "A Bridge too Far" for the Battle of Britain is what I seek.

Can anybody recommend a suitable title for me please?

Thank you in anticipation

Andrew Walters23 Oct 2018 7:02 a.m. PST

Osprey has a book from the German pov, but it's an overview, obviously, not personal accounts.

Fat Wally23 Oct 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

I think you may find the two books following useful.

The Luftwaffe Bombers' Battle of Britain: The Inside Story – July-October 1940

The Luftwaffe Fighters' Battle of Britain: The Inside Story July – October 1940

Both by Chris Goss

Fat Wally23 Oct 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

Read the reviews on Amazon. I think they're what you're looking for. Very good reads.

1815Guy27 Oct 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

Thanks F. W. I'll check them out.

1815Guy29 Oct 2018 4:11 a.m. PST

Ordered them both, thanks very much for the advice.

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