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The Few: July-October 1940

Alex Kershaw



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18 September 2018
History; British & Irish history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare
In the early days on World War Two, Britain stood alone against the Third Reich. its defence lay in the hands of the men of Fighter Command- The Few.

In Summer 1940, with the odds against them at their most daunting, a handful of American pilots arrived - in defiance of their own country's strict neutrality laws. Adventurers, farmhands, barnstormers, even an Olympic bobsleogh champion swapped the new world for grassy East Anglian airfields. This is their gripping story.

Based on diaries, first-hand accounts and interviews with British airmen, The Few offers a bold new perspective on the greatest air battle the world has ever seen.
By:   Alex Kershaw
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781405938051
ISBN 10:   1405938056
Publication Date:   18 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Few: July-October 1940

Fascinating, remarkable, riveting, terrifying. Kershaw does justice to the veterans and makes accessible their amazing story * Big Issue * Outstanding heroism...compelling. Kershaw's writing gives you a sense of being there * Daily Express * Kershaw digs deep into the folk memories of young men who survived virtually impossible odds...harrowing, intimate, excellent. * Herald * Praise for Alex Kershaw * - * Fine, deeply moving, scintillating...in the battle scenes this book soars heavenward like one of the Spitfires -- Andrew Roberts * Sunday Telegraph *

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