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The Resource The few : The American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw

The few : The American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw

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The few : The American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain
Title
The few
Title remainder
The American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain
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Alex Kershaw
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Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic story of American pilots who defied their own country's neutrality in 1940 and joined Britain's Royal Air Force to combat Hitler
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TNH
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.544941
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Literary text for sound recordings
history
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Read by Scott Brick
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Brick, Scott
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Americans
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The few : The American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw
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  • In the summer of 1940, World War II was in its second year and Adolf Hitler was planning to invade England. The U.S. had not yet entered the war, but a few Americans joined Britain's Royal Air Force. Flying Spitfire planes, they became known as the "knights of the air." In doing so, they would break several neutrality laws and became what Kershaw terms "outlaws in their own country." Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys (2003) and The Longest Winter (2004), tells the story of these pilots; 244 U.S. citizens eventually flew with the RAF Eagle Squadrons. Only 1 survived the war. But according to the RAF's official roster in 1940, just 7 Americans belonged to "the few." These were the Americans who fought during the greatest air battle in history, labeled the Battle of Britain. Like his other books, Kershaw has written a rousing tale of little-known heroes. - from Booklist
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm74490581
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
8 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781423315919
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)74490581
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The few : The American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Note
  • In the summer of 1940, World War II was in its second year and Adolf Hitler was planning to invade England. The U.S. had not yet entered the war, but a few Americans joined Britain's Royal Air Force. Flying Spitfire planes, they became known as the "knights of the air." In doing so, they would break several neutrality laws and became what Kershaw terms "outlaws in their own country." Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys (2003) and The Longest Winter (2004), tells the story of these pilots; 244 U.S. citizens eventually flew with the RAF Eagle Squadrons. Only 1 survived the war. But according to the RAF's official roster in 1940, just 7 Americans belonged to "the few." These were the Americans who fought during the greatest air battle in history, labeled the Battle of Britain. Like his other books, Kershaw has written a rousing tale of little-known heroes. - from Booklist
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm74490581
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
8 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781423315919
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)74490581
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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