Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
214 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 60 images
- July 2013
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
As in previous volumes, this account offers a unique perspective on all aspects of aerial activity during this pivotal operation.
This volume tells of the Allied effort to retain supremacy in the skies. Individual tales of gallantry work to humanize the account, rooting the action very much in the human experience of conflict. Such tales include the never to be forgotten story of the ‘Angel of Arnhem’ and the acts of chivalry that existed on both sides - even among battle hardened units such as the SS Panzer Grenadiers. All are unique in the annals of war. These and the other personal recollections of Allied soldiers and airmen and their German adversaries tell of extreme courage, camaraderie and shared terror under fire. And they are complemented by the author’s background information that puts each narrative into wartime perspective.