Ralph Barker Military History

That Eternal Summer

Ralph Barker

In the balmy summer of 1940, the most critical battle of the Second World War was fought out over the fields and towns of southern England.

An embattled but resilient people could look only to the young men whose task it was to repel the aerial invasion. In this book Ralph Barker has unearthed twelve untold or little-known but unforgettable stories of men whose names may be unfamiliar but without whose selfless tenacity Britain would not have survived.

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The Blockade Busters

Ralph Barker

The story of how George Binney, a 39 year-old civilian working in neutral Sweden set about running vital cargoes of Swedish ball-bearings and special steels to Britain through the blockaded Skagerrak.

One of the greatest sea stories of World War II

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