Seventy years ago, as Hitler’s army continued its relentless advance across Europe, Britain – a country ill-prepared for war – faced its darkest hour.
Acclaimed as ‘Brilliant’ by the Daily Mail and ‘Compelling’ by the Telegraph, Finest Hour recreates the terror, tragedy and triumph of the Battle of Britain through the testimony of the very men and women who were there. Taken from the diaries, letters and memoirs of those who survived it – and those who lost their lives – Finest Hour creates a powerful and incisive account of the events of 1940.
Containing individual accounts of love and loss by these witnesses of war, the book also contains a provocative analysis of the conflicts and the politics of the period, and questions some cherished national myths.
Cutting through the nostalgic haze, Finest Hour enables readers to experience a time when a nation’s darkest hour became its finest.