Dogfight – The Battle of Britain by Adam Claasen
I rarely read non-fiction as they are usually boring chronicles of events long gone by full of dry descriptions and with no real life in them. Dogfight is quite the opposite. It is a true account of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who fought some of the fiercest air battles over England during WWII. Written in a clear, concise language, it is full of memories of war veterans and it feels like you are actually talking to them and listening to their stories.
Mr. Claasen had obviously put a lot of effort into his meticulous research and the book proves that page after page. The imagery is very vivid and at time I felt like I could see the young Anzacs men in their Hurricanes or Spitfires as they went face-to-face with the best of the Luftwaffe’s airmen. I could see their struggles, their fears and their triumphs.
If you want to learn more about some of the greatest dogfights during WWII, this book should definitely be a part of your personal library.