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Vichy Air Force at War: The French Air Force That Fought The Allies in World War II
Vichy Air Force at War At the beginning of World War II the French faced the German invasion with 4,360 modern combat aircraft and 790 new machines currently arriving from French and American factories each month. When the phony war finally ended, some 119 of 210 squadrons were ready for action on the north-eastern front. The others were reequipping or stationed in the ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Pen & Sword Aviation
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There are a few weaknesses to the book but overall it is very informative. I'd known of Pierre LeGloan, one of only two pilots to become an ace on both sides of World War II, and bits about some of the other characters involved but was surprised to learn that Roald Dahl had been involved in the fighting in Syria. He had scored three victories over German Ju 88 bombers and possibly shot down one Vichy French machine. Also interesting was the inclusion of the exploits of Moshe Dayan. I had not ...more