Goldfish Caterpillars and Guinea Pigs: Second World War Aircrew Who Experienced Life Saving Events (BOK)

Colin Pateman

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The RAF and Commonwealth air crews were bound by regulations and discipline during WWII. Survival was by no means a certainty, with casualties becoming a part of everyday life. The evolution of non-established clubs was recognised and regarded as an important area within RAF history that boosted moral. The regulations flexed to allow membership pins and badges to be worn on RAF and Commonwealth flying uniforms. This book allows the reader to experience a number of individual stories and understand the relevance of being a: - 'Goldfish' (Lives saved by the use of personal life preservers and dinghies), 'Caterpillar' (Lives saved by parachutes) or: - 'Guinea Pig' (Lives saved by pioneering surgery conducted by Archibald McIndoe at the Queen Victoria Hospital Sussex) In many instances the accounts are recalled in great detail from the official records of medals and awards. True heroism and gallant deeds supported by original photographs create an easy to read book, revealing areas of interest not previously visited in this format.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Colin Pateman
Fonthill Media Ltd
ISBN 9781781550786
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 740 gram Emner og form Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Air forces & warfare