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The Resource The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw

The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw

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The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain
Title
The few
Title remainder
the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kershaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The never-before-told story of the American pilots--idealists, adventurers, romantics--who joined the RAF before America entered the war and helped save Britain in its darkest hour. Eight young Americans joined Britain's Royal Air Force, defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their U.S. citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots in the summer of 1940--over a year before America entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few."--Publisher description
Awards note
Military Book Club Book of the Year, 2006
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kershaw, Alex
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D786
LC item number
.K47 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Great Britain
Label
The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The fall of France -- Soldiers of fortune -- The ace of spades -- Preludue -- Part two: Duel of eagles -- Per ardua ad astra -- The burning blue -- First blood -- The channel -- Tally-ho! -- That England might live -- Part three: the narrowest margin -- Huns in the sun -- Achtung! Spitfeuer! -- The blitz -- Their finest hour -- Part four: Last flights -- Horrido! -- The eagles -- Dawn patrol -- Epilogue--they shall not grow old -- The "Few" -- Battle of Britain
Control code
ocm74284748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306813030
Lccn
2009284209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780306813030
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)74284748
Label
The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The fall of France -- Soldiers of fortune -- The ace of spades -- Preludue -- Part two: Duel of eagles -- Per ardua ad astra -- The burning blue -- First blood -- The channel -- Tally-ho! -- That England might live -- Part three: the narrowest margin -- Huns in the sun -- Achtung! Spitfeuer! -- The blitz -- Their finest hour -- Part four: Last flights -- Horrido! -- The eagles -- Dawn patrol -- Epilogue--they shall not grow old -- The "Few" -- Battle of Britain
Control code
ocm74284748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306813030
Lccn
2009284209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780306813030
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)74284748

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