Last of the Few

425,- Kč

18 Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories

Autor: Dilip Sarkar
Strany: 224
ISBN: 9781445602820

The legendary legless fighter ‘ace’ Douglas Bader once said that the Battle of Britain was ‘not won by a few aces, but by the average squadron pilot who collectively did their bit.’ One of those men, Peter Fox, described himself and his fellows as mere ‘also rans’ – but clearly, without them, Fighter Command could not have prevailed. In this book, Dilip Sarkar relates their stories, researched through personal interviews, correspondence and contemporary archive material. Many of the pilots featured became ‘aces’ in the Battle of Britain, others achieved such status afterwards whilst others went into action only to be instantly blasted out of the sky without even having seen the enemy. Their collective experience, however, is typical of those who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes in 1940.
The recollections of these veterans together with period photographs from their personal albums provides a unique window through which we can still glimpse that far off summer when the free world held its breath and the Few achieved victory against overwhelming odds.

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  • Kód: 9781445602820
  • Výrobce: Amberley Publishing

Tento produkt byl přidán dne Pátek 18. únor 2011.

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