Finest Hour

  • by Tim Clayton, Phil Craig
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi, Christian Rodska
  • 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

60 years ago, as the German army continued its relentless advance across Europe; Britain, a country ill-prepared for war, faced its darkest hour... Finest Hour recreates the terror, the tragedy, and the triumph of the Battle of Britain, through the testimony of those who experienced it. Martin Gilbert, Britain's premier World War II historian introduces a powerful and incisive account of the events of 1940, told through the voices, diaries, letters, and memoirs of the men and women who survived it, and those who lost their lives. These witnesses of war, with their individual stories of grief and joy, of love and of loss, provide revealing and often controversial new insights into the conflicts and the politics of the period.


What the Critics Say

"Compelling...mesmerising stuff." (Sunday Telegraph)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited