Battle for the Skies: From Europe to the Pacific, World War II Aces Tell Their Story
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Battle for the Skies: From Europe to the Pacific, World War II Aces Tell Their Story

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The recollections of the men who were there provide an extraordinary insight into the war, the rivalry and respect between the combatants, what they thought about the planes they flew and the job they had to do. Featuring first-hand accounts from an international selection of Fighter Aces, including Leonard Cheshire, Erich Hartmann, Bob Stanford-Tuck, Adolf Galland, Marion...more
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Published 2004 by David & Charles Publishers
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João Martins
This book is relatively interesting. Unfortunately, testimonies are mostly very small and unable to convey anything above a matter-of-fact small action reports. In all, the book has little to add to an avid reader of all things related to WWII aviation.

There are a couple of exceptions, that make one outright laugh or tear up. The kamikaze testimony is one example...

The book is also in need of some stricter editing. There are quite a few typos and the text reveals some confused ideas on air warfa...more
Caleb
Sep 07, 2007 Caleb rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: to any one who likes flying
i learned that both sides had a hard time in ww2 with the air force just because so many probles with planes.
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