Finding the Few

Some Outstanding Mysteries of the Battle of Britain Investigated and Solved

Andy Saunders

 
Date Published :
October 2009
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781909166011
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 6.75 X 9.75 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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1940 in the skies over Britain was a time of courage, heroism and extreme danger. Many men gave their lives to keep our island free and some disappeared into the summer sky with no trace of them ever being found. This remarkable book records the life of a dozen of these pilots shot down and killed but who remained missing for decades until diligent research and searches primarily by the author brought identification to them and closure to their families. Each case represents a fascinating human story of humor, drama, love and tragedy; and each one represents a startling tale of detective work and remarkable coincidences, oft-times revealing controversy. Finding the Few ends with a mystery still unsolved, has photographs throughout, and will stand as a fitting testament to those men lost but not forgotten.

About The Author
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Andy Saunders is a freelance writer and researcher specialising in military aviation history with particular emphasis on the Battle of Britain and the air war over north-west Europe 1939 – 1945.

REVIEWS
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"…extraordinarily researched…nearly seven decades after the battle, few next of kin remain, but the dedication of Saunders and his colleagues remains no less appreciated by those who share their enthusiasm for "finding the few”.

- BARRETT TILLMAN, August 2010

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