The few: the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Brtian in the summer of 1940

940.54 Ke41f 2012

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The few: the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Brtian in the summer of 1940

Kershaw, Alex.

Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2006.

305 p. : illus. : 22 cm.

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By the summer of 1940 World War II had been under way for nearly a year. Hitler was triumphant and planning an invasion of England. But the United States was still a neutral country and, as Winston Churchill later observed, "the British people held the fort alone." A few Americans, however, did not remain neutral. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force to fight Hitler's air aces and help save Britain in its darkest hour. The Few is the never-before-told story of these thrill-seeking Americans who defied their country's neutrality laws to fly side-by-side with England's finest pilots.

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ISBN:

978-0-306-80572-1

Dewey Class No:

940.54/Ke41f/2012

Author:

Kershaw, Alex.

Title:

The few: the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Brtian in the summer of 1940.

Publisher:

Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2006.

Physical:

305 p. : illus. : 22 cm.

Notes:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

By the summer of 1940 World War II had been under way for nearly a year. Hitler was triumphant and planning an invasion of England. But the United States was still a neutral country and, as Winston Churchill later observed, "the British people held the fort alone." A few Americans, however, did not remain neutral. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force to fight Hitler's air aces and help save Britain in its darkest hour. The Few is the never-before-told story of these thrill-seeking Americans who defied their country's neutrality laws to fly side-by-side with England's finest pilots.

Subject:

Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Fighter Command History.

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British

Subject:

Americans--History--Great Britain--20th century.

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