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

Author: Alex Kershaw
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Pr, [2007], ©2006.
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The never-before-told story of the American pilots--idealists, adventurers, romantics--who joined the RAF before America entered the war and helped save Britain in its darkest hour. Eight young Americans joined Britain's Royal Air Force, defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their U.S. citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots in the summer of 1940--over a year before America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Kershaw
ISBN: 9780306815720 0306815729
OCLC Number: 148879114
Description: xiii, 305 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alex Kershaw.

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"A powerful reminder of the human cost of war." "The true story that inspired Saving Private Ryan." "A moving story of uncommon valor." -- James Bradley "A heroic, inspiring story that deserves to be Read more...

 
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