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Poles in Defence of Britain: A Day-By-Day Chronology of Polish Day and Night Fighter Pilot Operations: July 1940 - June 1941

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To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was known as 'Last Hope Island'. Many lost their lives, such as Antoni Ostowicz, many achieved glory and became aces - such as Glowacki, Skalski and Witorzenc. The RAF came to depend on these men, with over 100 Polish pilots supporting almo ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published August 23rd 2002 by Grub Street (first published January 1st 2001)
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Jan Peczkis
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
The Polish Air War on Behalf of England. A Photographically-Illustrated Diary-Format of Polish Air Force in Combat (1940-1941)

If you like old photos, this book alone is worth it. It contains more photos than most other books that I had read on the Battle of Britain.

This work includes the opinions of non-Poles. For instance, Sir Hugh Downing is quoted on how he abandoned his original misgivings about the Poles once he saw them in combat. (p. 31). There is also a long, moving poem about the Polis
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