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From the Ground Up: Stories from the men and women who built, serviced and flew aircraft in WWII

From the Ground Up: Stories from the men and women who built, serviced and flew aircraft in WWII (Paperback)

By Smithies, Edward

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'Fascinating ... this collection illuminates corners of the wartime world ... it provides a valuable and often entertaining window' GUARDIAN 'The horrors have not been suppressed. Everyone who speaks was very young then. You sense their wonder that they did the things they recall...' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY When we remember the Second World War in the air, we think of fighter pilots and bomber crews. But what was it like for the men and women working as ground crew and in the aircraft factories who also played a crucial role in defeating Hitler? What was it like making history? What sense did these individuals have of what they were doing, either at the time or later? Did they feel they were caught up in the tide of great events? Or were they simply doing their demanding and often dangerous duty?
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ISBN 9781474625074
Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
Series W&N Military
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ISBN-13 9781474625074
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 25 Jan 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smithies, Edward
Series W&N Military
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Second World War
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 940.5449410922
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, British, World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, British, Aircraft industry - History - 20th century - Great Britain
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade