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The Few by Alex Kershaw
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If you are into WWII aviation, this book will capture your attention. The author tells the personal stories of the first Americans to fight in WWII on the side of the British; they broke many laws to do so, but knew the coming storm of war would not abate once Europe fell to Adolph Hitler and his military; Britain was in a time of dire need, and unlike many Americans and their comfortable, isolationist lives, these young men risked everything (and in most cases, ultimately paid with their lives) to fly in the RAF, fighting the Luftwaffe. Without the dedication and sacrifice of men like these, (and many other men from other countries as well), Britain might not have survived the "Battle of Britain". I am in awe of people with such convictions; I thought mine were strong, but compared to these guys I'm an amateur.
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booklady Excellent review and you are right--people like this are inspiring! When I read about them I am motivated to try harder and aspire to do more/better!

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