In the original dustsheet. Navy spine with gilt title.Cream boards.
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The Few tells the dramatic and unforgettable story of eight young Americans who 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.” Now, with the narrative drive and human drama that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers, Alex Kershaw tells their story for the first time.
Review: This book introduced me to another chapter of WWII history I had never heard of. And, Kershaw’s takes the reader into the sky with the American pilots who fought hard to save Britain from the Nazi’s. I felt like I was up there with the pilots! It was at once exciting and horrifying, a part of war I had been ignorant about.
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