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Title: Five of the Few. Survivors of The Battle of Britain and the Blitz Tell Their Story
Description: London England, Grub Street, 2009. Reprint, Binding: Cloth, Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Octavo 1904943586 Harback Hardback. Five of the Few. This book tells the intriguing story of five special airmen, who earned the right to wear the Battle of Britain clasp with pride. The fascinating accounts of 501 Squadrom Hurricane pilots Ken Lee and Tony Pickering, 151 Squadron Hurrican Pilot John Ellacombe, 603 Squadron Spitfire pilot Peter Oliver, and 219 Squadron Blenheim and Beaufighter rader operator Terry Clark ocver the entire Battle of britain period and the subsequent night Blitz. Their expeirences were varied but their cause was common. The survival of Britain was at stake. They, with the other 'Few' had to stop the Luftwaffe's attempt to prepare the way for a German invasion. The odds were against them, the stakes were high. The risks were immense. Each man would survive those momentous days in 1940, but there were close calls and they would not all come out of the air battle unscathed. They have extraordinary stories to tell. Promotions, decorations and command responsibilites would come their way. But not all would make it through safely to the end of the war: two of them would end up behind barbed wire. Collectively this book is a war story of youth maturing, through aspiration and idealism, courage and bravado, fear and heroism, memory and reflection. It is a reminder of why so much was owed, and still is, by so many to so few. Illustrated. 254 pp.

Keywords: Non Fiction Military History Second World War Survivors The Battle of Britain Blitz Five Airmen 1904943586

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 093911

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