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- DescriptionAfter the Dunkirk debacle in May 1940, Britain's primary weapon of defence was her air force. The exploits of the RAF's bomber crews and fighter pilots featured almost nightly on the radio and in the cinema newsreels; the men themselves were the objects of great admiration and respect. Yet, how many of these brave airmen were t British nationals? During the Second World War, exiled airmen from six occupied countries in Europe flew from British soil, fighting in or alongside the squadrons of the RAF; each had a burning desire to strike back at the cruel regime that had so ruthlessly crushed his homeland. At the political level, the exiled governments were keen for their country's active service arms to remain independent, but the RAF had different ideas. Many influential sections of the Air Ministry avoided making firm commitments to their allies and considered these new reinforcements to have been thrust upon them. This book explores these courageous and often undervalued men who were caught up in a web of political argument.
- Author BiographyAlan Brown is lecturer and staff governor at Selby College, Yorkshire. He is passionate about the history of the Battle of Britain and this book stems from years of research and enthusiasm.
- Author(s)Alan Brown
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication10/05/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations, ports.
- Weight250 g
- Width130 mm
- Height200 mm
- Spine20 mm
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