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On Spartan Wings: The Royal Hellenic Air Force in World War Two
by John Carr
Rarely has an air force gone into combat as poorly prepared and outgunned as the Royal Hellenic Air Force had to when Mussolini s Italy dragged Greece into war on 28 October 1940. Without warning, as Italian forces poured over the frontier from Albania, the RHAF s paltry effective lineup of 128 battle worthy aircraft, most of them obsolete, were pitted against the 463 ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Pen & Sword Books
(first published April 1st 2012)
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If you are interested in finding out about the Greek Air force and its history this is the ideal book for you. While it does concentrate mainly on the events pertaining to the Second World War it also provides some background information prior to and afterwards also. It has a large focus on the pilots and their sentiments. The book is written honestly and is quite objective, focusing largely on the facts. When reading these facts one can't help but feel a sense of admiration for this small ...more