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Spitfires Thunderbolts And Warm Beer

Author : Philip D. Caine
ISBN : 1574888447
Genre : History
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"Aviation buffs will smell the gunpowder." "Washington Post Book World"
Category: History

Spitfire

Author : Leo McKinstry
ISBN : 9781848545038
Genre : History
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In June 1940, the German Army had brought the rest of Europe to its knees. 'Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world will move forward into broad, sunlit uplands,' said Churchill. The future of Europe depended on Britain. A self-confident Herman Goring thought that it would be only a matter of weeks before his planes had forced Britain to surrender. The courage, resourcefulness and brilliant organisation of the RAF were to prove him wrong. By late September 1940, the RAF had proved invincible, thanks to the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire. It exceeded anything that any other air force possessed. RJ Mitchell, a shy and almost painfully modest engineer, was the genius behind the Spitfire. On the 5th March 1936, following its successful maiden flight, a legend was born. Prize-winning historian Leo McKinstry's vivid history of the Spitfire brings together a rich cast of characters and first hand testimonies. It is a tale full of drama and heroism, of glory and tragedy, with the main protagonist the remarkable plane that played a crucial role in saving Britain.
Category: History

Sand And Steel

Author : Peter Caddick-Adams
ISBN : 9781473555112
Genre : History
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The most comprehensive and authoritative history of D-Day ever published ‘Extraordinary’ Andrew Roberts ‘Fascinating’ Daily Mail ‘Magisterial’ James Holland ________________ 6 June 1944, 4 a.m. Hundreds of boats assemble off the coast of France. By nightfall, thousands of the men they carry will be dead. This was D-Day, the most important day of the twentieth century. In Sand and Steel, one of Britain’s leading military historians offers a panoramic new account of the Allied invasion of France. Drawing on a decade of new research, Peter Caddick-Adams masterfully recreates what it was like to wade out onto the carnage of Omaha Beach, or parachute behind enemy lines in Normandy. He explores the year-long preparations that went into the invasion, overturning decades-old assumptions about Allied strategy. And he pays tribute to the remarkable individuals who made D-Day possible – not just soldiers on the beaches, but also paratroopers, sailors, aircrews, and women on the Home Front. The result is a compulsively readable account of the greatest battle of the Second World War. It will be the definitive work on D-Day for years to come. ________________ ‘A hugely impressive book which makes full use of a lifetime of learning and experience.’ Herald ‘Peter Caddick-Adams’ D-Day must surely go down as the definitive narrative of that pivotal moment in the history of the war.’ James Holland ‘This is a warts-and-all forensic examination of the Allied invasion, offering stacks of insight based on a decade of research.’ Soldier
Category: History

The Raf S French Foreign Legion

Author : G. H. Bennett
ISBN : 9781441106629
Genre : History
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This book examines and analyses the relationship between the RAF, the Free French Movement and the French fighter pilots in WWII. A highly significant subject, this has been ignored by academics on both sides of the Channel. This ground-breaking study will fill a significant gap in the historiography of the War. Bennett's painstaking research has unearthed primary source material in both Britain and France including Squadron records, diaries, oral histories and memoirs. In the post-war period the idea of French pilots serving with the RAF seemed anachronistic to both sides. For the French nation the desire to draw a veil over the war years helped to obscure many aspects of the past, and for the British the idea of French pilots did not accord with the myths of "the Few" to whom so much was owed. Those French pilots who served had to make daring escapes. Classed as deserters they risked court martial and execution if caught. They would play a vital role on D-Day and the battle for control of the skies which followed.
Category: History

Airpower Journal

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ISBN : UIUC:30112048641937
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Category: Aeronautics, Military

Air Power History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105110560559
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Category: Aeronautics, Military

The Raf Eagle Squadrons

Author : Philip D. Caine
ISBN : 155591702X
Genre : History
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This amazing book brings to life the 245 brave Americans who became the legendary Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Itching to get into the action before the United States was brought into the war in 1941, these pilots, each of whom has his biography recorded here, wanted to contribute to the war effort, stop the Nazi invasion of the free world, and fly the best fighters of the day. Through his remarkable research, Brigadier General Phil Caine makes these young men real people. We see their youthful faces, watch them grow up and learn to fly in the United States, make the momentous decision to join the RAF or RCAF, even though their country was not yet at war, endure the dangerous voyage to England, and, for over 40 percent of them, become a prisoner or die. They fall in love with English girls and agonize over the death of a comrade. And those who survived became the nucleus of the famed Fourth Fighter Group. The RAF Eagle Squadrons: American Pilots Who Flew for the Royal Air Force is a “must read” for the student of World War II and the history of air power, or the general reader who just wants a “captivating read.” Caine is the author of three other books on Eagles: American Pilots in the RAF, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Warm Beer, and Aircraft Down!
Category: History

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373955
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

German Knights Of The Air 1914 1918

Author : Terry C. Treadwell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023133981
Genre : History
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Tyske piloter, der under 1. verdenskrig blev tildelt "The Orden Pour le Mérite"
Category: History

The Journal Of Military History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105070575688
Genre : Electronic journals
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Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.
Category: Electronic journals

War Literature And The Arts

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ISBN : WISC:89061083564
Genre : Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Air Space Smithsonian

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ISBN : UOM:39015040321013
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

8th Af News

Author : John H. Woolnough
ISBN : WISC:89082558354
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

The Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964621
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888467
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015040084454
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Who S Who In America

Author : Who's Who Publishing
ISBN : 0837969743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Flight International

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ISBN : UOM:39015013142891
Genre : Aeronautics
File Size : 42.58 MB
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Category: Aeronautics