They Spread Their Wings: Six Courageous Airmen in Combat in the Second World War (BOK)

Alastair Goodrum

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What turns an ordinary man into an extraordinary one? The answer lies in the stories of six teenage volunteers for Second World War aircrew who exchanged school uniform for Air Force Blue and took a giant step into the unknown. Based on original research from flying log books, diaries and family archives, this collection of true tales describes the men's training for those coveted 'Wings'; the nervous excitement of that first sortie over enemy territory; and flying into the hell of an enemy flak barrage and fighters. From the skies over Europe to jungles and deserts, all endured hardship, adventure and danger. They experienced action under enemy fire, wounds, burns and crash-landings, escape and evasion in occupied territory, and the privations of life as a POW. Seventy years on and these brushes with death are by any measure hair-raising encounters that turned adolescents into men - some of whom survived the war, while others paid the ultimate price.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Alastair Goodrum
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752487588
Antall sider 192 Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form European history, Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Air forces & warfare

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