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The British Airman Of The Second World War

Author : Stuart Hadaway
ISBN : 0747812225
Genre : History
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This title will provide an introduction to the extraordinary range of conditions and challenges experienced by British airmen during the Second World War. The airman of the Royal Air Force served in every corner of the globe during this conflict, operating over oceans and deserts, jungles and cities. Rather than take the usual route of defining operations and crews by the types of aircraft used, the author examines what it meant for the young men who had to fly those aircraft and undertake those operations, and what their lives were like on the ground. The knowledge needed and tasks performed by them differed immensely - even within the same aircraft, the skill-sets of each member of the crew could differ to the extent of incomprehensibility to the others. All were vital. Each airman had his own view of the war, both in the air and on the ground. Personal testimony will provide insight into the experiences of those who served.

World War Ii Pilots

Author : Michael Burgan
ISBN : 9781429698993
Genre : History
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"Describes the role pilots played during World War II. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--Provided by publisher.

Britain And Norway In The Second World War

Author : Patrick Salmon
ISBN : IND:30000052995341
Genre : History
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Anglo-Norwegian alliance, navy, air forces, Operation Jupiter, Spitsbergen, allies.

Somewhere In England

Author : Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN : 1904897541
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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World War II represented the height of the close relationship between America and Britain, as they banded together to defend the British Isles and attempt to roll back the Axis armies on the continent. A key component of both efforts was the nascent United States Army Air Force. At its peak strength in 1944, the USAAF employed 450,000 Americans in Britain, a huge force that served alongside British RAF pilots and soldiers to help protect the island and project force throughout Europe. Somewhere in England celebrates the Americans who served as part of the USAAF in England, offering an unprecedented look at that group of airmen and support staff, and their effects on the communities in which they were stationed. Drawing on the 15,000 photographs in the Roger Freeman collection, the Imperial War Museum has assembled a book that shows us the USAAF at work and play, including a large number of photographs in color. The resulting book is a testament to the power--and success--of the US-British partnership in the darkest days of World War II. In May 2016, the IWM will be re-opening the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford after a major refurbishment, and the publication of this book will coincide with that event.

Amazing Airmen

Author : Ian Darling
ISBN : 9781459710214
Genre : History
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Canadian and British airmen engaged in fierce and deadly battles in the skies over Europe during the Second World War. Those who survived often had to overcome incredible obstacles to do so. These painstakingly researched stories will enable you to feel what veterans endured while young men in the air war against Nazi Germany.

Home Run

Author : Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN : 9780850523010
Genre : History
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Throughout the Second World War, the first duty of Allied airman brought down in enemy territory was to evade capture and make good their return to Britain. Preventing this was a major preoccupation of the Germans-both sides new that it took too much time and expense to train pilots and aircrew. Home Run collects the dramatic stories of some of those who succeeded in evading their hunters. They are stories of great courage and endurance, not only of the escapers, but also those who helped them; the penalty for those who hid, succoured and guided downed airman, if they were caught, was death. Inevitably, there were rotten apples among the helpers; one of the most fascinating pieces in this book tells of a British confidence trickster who, while he certainly helped some of the evaders on their way, equally certainly betrayed others- and many of his collogues- to the enemy. Here, too, is the engaging story of another confidence trickster, this time a Luftwaffe officer, who conned his way to freedom- and decoration by Adolf Hitler for deeds he had done. Richard Townshend Bicker's latest book is a very readable collection of accounts which, if we did not know them to be true, would be almost impossible to believe. It is also a tribute not only to the triumph of the human spirit over every kind of adversity, but also to the almost limitless extent of human ingenuity and daring.

Joey Jacobson S War

Author : Peter J. Usher
ISBN : 9781771123440
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In the spring of 1940 Canada sent hundreds of highly trained volunteers to serve in Britain's Royal Air Force as it began a concerted bombing campaign against Germany. Nearly half of them were killed or captured within a year. This is the story of one of those airmen, as told through his own letters and diaries as well as those of his family and friends. Joey Jacobson, a young Jewish man from Westmount on the Island of Montreal, trained as a navigator and bomb-aimer in Western Canada. On arriving in England he was assigned to No. 106 Squadron, a British unit tasked with the bombing of Germany. Joey Jacobson’s War tells, in his own words, why he enlisted, his understanding of strategy, tactics, and the effectiveness of the air war at its lowest point, how he responded to the inevitable battle stress, and how he became both a hopeful idealist and a seasoned airman. Jacobson's written legacy as a serviceman is impressive in scope and depth and provides a lively and intimate account of a Jewish Canadian's life in the air and on the ground, written in the intensity of the moment, unfiltered by the memoirist's reflection, revision, or hindsight. Accompanying excerpts from his father's diary show the maturation of the relationship between father and son in a dangerous time.

Airmen In Exile

Author : Alan Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015050698219
Genre : History
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Air Force Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008375466
Genre : Aeronautics
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The British Commonwealth And Victory In The Second World War

Author : Iain E. Johnston-White
ISBN : 9781137589170
Genre : History
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This book is the first comprehensive study of the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. Britain and its Dominions, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, formed the most durable, cooperative and interchangeable alliance of the war. Iain E. Johnston-White looks in depth at how the Commonwealth war effort was financed, the training of airmen for the air war, the problems of seaborne supply and the battles fought in North Africa. Fully one third of the ‘British’ effort originated in the Dominions, a contribution that was only possible through the symbiotic relationship that Britain maintained with its former settler-colonies. This cooperation was based upon a mutual self-interest that was largely maintained throughout the war. In this book, Johnston-White offers a fundamental reorientation in our understanding of British grand strategy in the Second World War.


Author : United States. Air Force
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British Official Films In The Second World War

Author : Frances Thorpe
ISBN : UOM:39015034793474
Genre : Cinéma dans la propagande - Grande-Bretagne
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Catalogue was jointly sponsored by the Imperial War Museum, the InterUniversity History Film consortium and the University of Leeds, with assistance from the British Academy; it was prepared by the Slade Film History Register and contains listings of over 2,000 films.

The U S Army Air Forces In World War Ii

Author : Edward T. Russell
ISBN : UIUC:30112004823537
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United States Army Air Forces in World War 2. Describes the participation of the Army Air Forces in the Mediterranean theater of operations inWorld War 2, as it developed in practical air-ground doctrine, established an effective interdiction strategy, and gained valuable experience in airborne operations and close air support of ground troops.

A Subject Bibliography Of The Second World War

Author : A. G. S. Enser
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024593696
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Germany And The Second World War Volume Ix I German Wartime Society 1939 1945 Politicization Disintegration And The Struggle For Survival

Author : Ralf Blank
ISBN : 0199282773
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The Second World War affected the lives and shaped the experience of millions of individuals in Germany - soldiers at the front, women, children and the elderly sheltering in cellars, slave labourers toiling in factories, and concentration-camp prisoners and POWs clearing rubble in the Reich's devastated cities.Taking a 'history from below' approach, the volume examines how the minds and behaviour of individuals were moulded by the Party as the Reich took the road to Total War. The ever-increasing numbers of German workers conscripted into the Wehrmacht were replaced with forced foreign workers and slave labourers and concentration camp prisoners. The interaction in everyday life between German civilian society and these coerced groups is explored, as is that society>'s relationship to theHolocaust.From early 1943, the war on the home front was increasingly dominated by attack from the air. The role of the Party, administration, police, and courts in providing for the vast numbers of those rendered homeless, in bolstering civilian morale with 'miracle revenge weapons' propaganda, and in maintaining order in a society in disintegration is reviewed in detail.For society in uniform, the war in the east was one of ideology and annihilation, with intensified indoctrination of the troops after Stalingrad. The social profile of this army is analysed through study of a typical infantry division. The volume concludes with an account of the various forms of resistance to Hitler's regime, in society and the military, culminating in the failed attempt on his life in July 1944.

Poland In The Second World War

Author : Józef Garliński
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081631819
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Terror Flyers

Author : Kevin T Hall
ISBN : 9780253050168
Genre : History
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Terror Flyers examines the "lynch justice" (Lynchjustiz) committed against American airmen in Nazi Germany during World War II. Using engaging first-person accounts of downed pilots, as well as previously unused primary sources, Terror Flyers challenges the notion that such lynchings were exclusively the domain of Nazi party officials and soldiers. New evidence reveals ordinary German people executed Lynchjustiz as well. Initially occurring as a spontaneous reaction to the devastation of the Allied air campaign against the cities of the Third Reich, Lynchjustiz offered the Nazi regime a unique propaganda opportunity to harness the outrage of the German population. Fueled by inspiration from America's own history of the lynching of African Americans, Nazi propaganda exploited the very same imagery found in US publications to escalate the anger of the German people. Drawing heavily on the accounts of the downed airmen themselves, testimonies from the "flyer trials" held in Dachau during 1945–48, and rarely seen Nazi propaganda, Terror Flyers offers a new narrative of this previously overlooked aspect of the Allied campaign in Europe and suggests that at least 3,000 cases of lynch justice likely occurred between 1943 and 1945.

Air Facts And Feats

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A record of man's achievements during the past 180 years in his continuing endeavours to achieve and exploit flight through and beyond the earth,s atmosphere.

Country Life Annual

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