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The Few: The American ""Knights of the Air"" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain (2006 original; edició 2006)

de Alex Kershaw (Autor)

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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 entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few."--From publisher description.… (més)
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Títol:The Few: The American ""Knights of the Air"" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
Autors:Alex Kershaw (Autor)
Informació:Da Capo Press (2006), 352 pages
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Verliest minstens één ster in de waardering, omdat de vertaling naar het Nederlands zo zwak is. ( )
  VonKar | Dec 23, 2018 |
This was an excellent read about "The Few" Americans that joined Great Britain to fly and fight against the Nazi's before America joined the WWII. Kershaw adds depth by including not only the American experience but also the accounts of the British and German pilots. The book contains many individuals and it's hard to keep them all straight. Yet, Kershaw's research was marvelous. ( )
  buffalogr | Jul 19, 2017 |
Mr. Kershaws words read by Scott Brick is not a bad combination, not a bad combination at all. ( )
  JesperCFS2 | Mar 13, 2017 |
This was an excellent read about "The Few" Americans that joined Great Britain to fly and fight against the Nazi's before america joined the war. Each of the Few had their own reasons for wanting to defeat Germany, and they risked getting arrested by the FBI and had to sneak into Britain to sign up to fight. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
This was an excellent read about "The Few" Americans that joined Great Britain to fly and fight against the Nazi's before america joined the war. Each of the Few had their own reasons for wanting to defeat Germany, and they risked getting arrested by the FBI and had to sneak into Britain to sign up to fight. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
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HIGH FLIGHT
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Nineteen-year-old American pilot, killed December 11, 1941
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Winston Churchill sat in the back of a black Daimler, dressed in a dark pinstripe suit, late on the afternoon of May 10, 1940.
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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 entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few."--From publisher description.

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