The Battle of Britain, 1945–1965

The Air Ministry and the Few

  • Garry Campion

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Garry Campion
      Pages 1-9
  3. Air War, Media War

  4. Valorising and Thanksgiving

  5. Commemoration and Popular Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Garry Campion
      Pages 226-228
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-342

About this book


Seventy-five years after the Battle of Britain, the Few's role in preventing invasion continues to enjoy a revered place in popular memory. The Air Ministry were central to the Battle's valorisation. This book explores both this, and also the now forgotten 1940 Battle of the Barges mounted by RAF bombers.


Battle of Britain propaganda Air Ministry Operation Sea Lion Nazi propaganda military history Britain history Invasion

Authors and affiliations

  • Garry Campion
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NorthamptonUK

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