The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940 (Paperback)
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The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940 (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 28/08/2007
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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.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780306815720
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A powerful reminder of the human cost of war."
"The true story that inspired Saving Private Ryan."
"A moving story of uncommon valor." -- James Bradley
"A heroic, inspiring story that deserves to be told."
"Few books describe the costs of war so soberly and so vividly."
"The poignant story of twenty-one young men... who died in the D-Day invasion."

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