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Battle for the skies : from Europe to the Pacific, World War II aces tell their story

Author: Mike Paterson
Publisher: Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From dogfights above the English Channel during the Battle of Britain and relentless bomber raids in Europe to the conflicts on the Russian front and in the Pacific, this is an incredible insight into the minds of some of the greatest heroes of the age: what they thought about the planes they flew, what they thought of their opponents and what it felt like to be involved in some of the most exciting and terrifying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Paterson
ISBN: 0715318152 9780715318157
OCLC Number: 53872126
Notes: Includes index.
Subtitle from jacket.
Description: 240 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Man and machine --
2. Battle of Britain --
3. Bomber offensive --
4. The wider conflict --
5. The Pacific war.
Responsibility: Michael Paterson.

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Using mostly unpublished accounts, this volume presents the stories of the heroes of the air war - from the German, British and Commonwealth pilots that fought in the Battle of Britain, stories of  Read more...

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