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Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

Holland, James, 1970-

Pilot officer Archie Jackson, 19, is in control of the RAF's newest fighter aircraft, a Supermarine Spitfire. Now he has the Luftwaffe in his sights and only one thing matters: defending Britain. Suddenly planes are falling from the sky, exploding and spiralling into the English Channel

Paperback, Book. English. Adventure. Fiction 13+. Historical. War stories. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Puffin, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: James Holland
ISBN: 0141332204, 0141961139, 9780141332208, 9780141961132
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 336 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Series: Duty calls
Subject: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940 Fiction.
Series Title: Duty calls.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.9
Interest Level: UY
Points: 15
Quiz Number: 222627

Author note

James Holland is a historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of bestselling histories including Battle of Britain and Dam Busters, and most recently, Burma '44 he has also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War in the West of which the second volume is now published. He has presented - and written - a large number of television programmes and series, and is also Co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram as Jamesholland1940.