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Flight 777

Author : Ian Colvin
ISBN : 1781590168
Genre : History
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On 1 June 1943 Flight 7777, a Douglas DC-3, en route from Lisbon to Britain, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German aircraft. Among the dead was the actor Leslie Howard, who had returned from Hollywood to England to help the British war effort. Also on board was Howard's tax adviser, Alfred Chenhalls, who smoked cigars and looked remarkably like Winston Churchill. Did the Germans believe that Churchill was on board Flight 777? Other aircraft flying that route went unmolested by the Luftwaffe in spite of the German air presence over the Bay of Biscay. These flights were operated by Dutch crews flying aircraft of KLM which were on charter to BOAC and it was an experience Dutch crew that was lost that day. Ian Colvin carried out an exhaustive investigation into the incident, including interviewing former Luftwaffe personnel and this book, first published in 1957, is the result of his endeavours.
Category: History

Flight 777

Author : Ian Duncan Colvin
ISBN : OCLC:59639938
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Flights Of No Return

Author : Steven A. Ruffin
ISBN : 9780760347928
Genre : History
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Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned. The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. But what about the ones from which someone failed to return? - A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 and disappeared. - The glamorous son of a beloved fallen president took off on a hazy summer night in 1999 and plunged himself and two others into the Atlantic Ocean. - A US Navy blimp landed one Sunday morning in 1942 in the middle of a city street in California with no one aboard. Some of these "non-returns" occurred because of errors in judgment; others were intentional, and some resulted from causes still unknown. Get the full, meticulous account of the fascinating people involved in these flights, the mistakes they made, and the ways in which their "flight of no return" affected the world. Pilot and aviation writer Steven A. Ruffin covers the entire 230-year span of manned flight in all types of aircraft through war and peace. Balloons, blimps, biplanes, jets, and spaceships have all suffered mishaps over the years. Don't miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and a sprinkling of the supernatural and extraterrestrial in Flights of No Return.
Category: History

Ark Of Civilization

Author : Sally Crawford
ISBN : 9780191511332
Genre : Social Science
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In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Germany was at the cutting edge of arts and humanities scholarship across Europe. However, when many of its key thinkers - leaders in their fields in classics, philosophy, archaeology, art history, and oriental studies - were forced to flee to England following the rise of the Nazi regime, Germany's loss became Oxford's gain. From the mid-1930s onwards, Oxford could accurately be described as an 'ark of knowledge' of western civilization: a place where ideas about art, culture, and history could be rescued, developed, and disseminated freely. The city's history as a place of refuge for scientists who were victims of Nazi oppression is by now familiar, but the story of its role as a sanctuary for cultural heritage, though no less important, has received much less attention. In this volume, the impact of Oxford as a shelter, a meeting point, and a centre of thought in the arts and humanities specifically is addressed, by looking both at those who sought refuge there and stayed, and those whose lives intersected with Oxford at crucial moments before and during the war. Although not every great refugee can be discussed in detail in this volume, this study offers an introduction to the unique conjunction of place, people, and time that shaped Western intellectual history, exploring how the meeting of minds enabled by libraries, publishing houses, and the University allowed Oxford's refugee scholars to have a profound and lasting impact on the development of British culture. Drawing on oral histories, previously unpublished letters, and archives, it illuminates and interweaves both personal and global histories to demonstrate how, for a short period during the war, Oxford brought together some of the greatest minds of the age to become the custodians of a great European civilization.
Category: Social Science

Flight 777

Author : Ian Duncan Colvin
ISBN : OCLC:59639938
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The Bookseller

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ISBN : UCAL:$B230503
Genre : Bibliography
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The Listener

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007800571
Genre : Radio broadcasting
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Category: Radio broadcasting

Lunch With A Stranger

Author : David Esdaile Walker
ISBN : UOM:39015009353023
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Fade To Black

Author : Paul Donnelley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110680118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The lives and deaths of over 1,000 movie greats. These fascinating biographies of stars, producers and directors include Bogart, Cagney, Chaplin, Dean, Garbo, McQueen, Monroe, Olivier, Sellers, Sinatra, Stewart. Valentino and hundreds more who achieved international fame in their lifetimes but proved immortal only on the silver screen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Films And Filming

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ISBN : IND:30000121872034
Genre : Motion pictures
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118882559
Genre : Amusements
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Scallywag The Dirty Ways Of War

Author : Paula Astridge
ISBN : 1921683651
Genre : Fiction
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Branded a coward in WWII, Lieutenant Guy Barrington was dishonourably discharged from the British Army. To prove himself innocent of the charge, he joined Churchill's Scallywags - the secret, civilian suicide squads whose purpose was to destabilize Nazi occupation of England by way of dirty tricks and sabotage. Their expected lifespan: 12 days! Working with Naval Commander/author, Ian Fleming and his prototype for James Bond (the renowned White Rabbit), Barrington survived covert missions in France before being arrested, tortured by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He escaped by macabre means and made a desperate bid to reach Portugal in time to fly home on fated Flight 777 with his famous film star collaborator and propaganda specialist, Leslie Howard. This is a harrowing, fact-based story of hate, horror, exemplary courage and the strange workings of the supernatural.
Category: Fiction

The Athen Um

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ISBN : UIUC:30112056680983
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : UCAL:C3470627
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The American Bookseller

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ISBN : NYPL:33433000084560
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

New York

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006689538
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Words On Cassette 2002

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835245160
Genre : Reference
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