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Eighth air force : the American bomber crews in Britain

Author: Donald L Miller
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a chronicle of the Bomber War, by turns horrifying and enthralling, of a group of men who faced appalling odds with amazing courage, and who have left their mark on their corner of eastern England for ever. No-one who watches Sally B, the only airworthy Flying Fortress preserved in Britain! booming above the runway at a British airshow, can fail to be moved by it."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Donald L., 1944-
Eighth air force.
London : Aurum, 2007
(OCoLC)608403594
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Miller
ISBN: 9781845132217 1845132211
OCLC Number: 76798842
Description: viii, 671 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the bloody hundredth --
1. The bomber mafia --
2. Eaker's amateurs --
3. The dangerous sky --
4. Airman down! --
5. The anatomy of courage --
6. Teach them to kill --
7. The bells of hell --
8. Men at war --
9. The turning --
10. Liberated skies --
11. The fatal trap --
12. Prisoners of the Swiss --
13. My bellyful of war --
14. The wire --
15. Terror without end --
16. The chimneys hardly ever fall down --
17. A pageant of misery.
Responsibility: Donald L. Miller.

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Presents the history of the Eighth Air Force in Britain: the individual destinies, the famous and notorious raids like Schweinfurt-Regensburg and Dresden, the social transformation of sleepy East  Read more...

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