The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Lancaster Bomber

Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Editor: Anness Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781780190358
Size: 14,22 MB
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A superb illustrated history of Britain's greatest night bomber of World War II, with more than 275 photographs.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The World S Firearms

Author: Ian V. Hogg
Editor:
ISBN: 9780894790317
Size: 18,78 MB
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The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia Of World War Ii

Author: Eddy Bauer
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 13,76 MB
Format: PDF
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You now have the opportunity to visit or revisit the Second World War through the Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II. This lavishly presented, clearly written, judicious work brings the war alive through thousands of full color photographs and is made even more interesting due to the emphasis put on those aspects of greatest concern to Americans. - Foreword.

The Encyclopedia Of Weapons Of World War Ii

Author: Chris Bishop
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781586637620
Size: 15,25 MB
Format: PDF
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The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published. It is a must for the military, enthusiast, and all those interested in World War II.

Raf Bomber Command In Fact Film And Fiction

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Editor: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 18,25 MB
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A record of much that has been filmed, written or sound-recorded in English between 1939 and 1995 on the subject of RAF Bomber Command's offensive against Nazi Germany, which remains highly controversial. Includes an index for cross-referencing purposes.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aviation

Author: Anthony Robinson
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 13,82 MB
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of 20th Century Weapons And Warfare

Author: Bernard Fitzsimons
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ISBN:
Size: 11,60 MB
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M Mother

Author: Jenny Elmes
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750964529
Size: 10,43 MB
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John ‘Hoppy’ Hopgood, pilot and 2nd in command in the May 1943 Dambusters raid, died a hero at just 21 years old. Wounded by flak and with his Lancaster M-Mother ablaze, Hoppy had no hope of escape yet managed to gain height for two of his crew to parachute to safety. The plane crashed moments later. Using Hoppy’s school diary and letters to his mother and sister, this book tells the story of how a boy from a small Surrey village matured into a gutsy war hero. A veteran of forty-eight bombing sorties and an expert pilot in three Bomber Command Squadrons, this is the man who taught Guy Gibson how to fly a Lancaster.

J P Bickell

Author: Jason Wilson
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459740475
Size: 10,54 MB
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Without J.P. Bickell, Toronto wouldn’t have the Maple Leafs. A self-made man who left a giant mark on Canada, Bickell was also an industrial giant, a wartime leader, and a philanthropist — a man whose legacy continues to this day.

The Flyer

Author: Martin Francis
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191616966
Size: 12,51 MB
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Between 1939 and 1945, the British public was spellbound by the martial endeavours and dashing style of the young men of the RAF, especially those with silvery fabric wings sewn above the breast pocket of their glamorous slate-blue uniform. Martin Francis provides the first scholarly study of the place of 'the flyer' in British culture during the Second World War. Examining the lives of RAF personnel, and their popular representation in literary and cinematic texts, he illuminates broader issues of gender, social class, national and racial identities, emotional life, and the creation of a national myth in twentieth-century Britain. In particular, Francis argues that the flyer's relationship to fear, aggression, loss of his comrades, bodily dismemberment, and psychological breakdown reveals broader ambiguities surrounding the dominant understandings of masculinity in the middle decades of the century. Despite his star appeal, cultural representations of the flyer encompassed both the gentle, chivalrous warrior and the uncompromising agent of destruction. Paying particular attention to the romantic universe of wartime aircrew, Francis reveals the extraordinary contrasts of their daily lives: dicing with death in the sky one moment, before sitting down to lunch with wives and children in the next. Male and female experiences during the war were not polarized and antithetical, but were complementary and interrelated, a conclusion which has implications for the history of gender in modern Britain that reach well beyond either the specialized military culture of the wartime RAF or the chronological parameters of the Second World War.