Book Review of
With Wings Like Eagles
Korda recreates the intensity of combat in the “long, delirious, burning blue” of the sky above southern England and, perhaps, for the first time, traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions that led inexorably to the world’s first, greatest, and most decisive air battle.
Winston Churchill memorable said about the Battle of Britain, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Here is the story of “the few,” and how they prevailed against the odds, deprived Hitler of victory, and saved the world during three epic months in 1940.
With Wings Like Eagles is a very general history of the Battle of Britain. I have read some on the Battle of Britain, but this was the first dedicated book that I have read on it.
It was interesting. There were lots of facts. I learned so much.
It was not just about the Battle of Britain, but also about Airplanes, the government, people, and so on.
It was a bit of a dry factual read. However, I didn’t mind. Sometimes dry history means one can get to the facts better.