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One Boy's War

One Boy's War (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Hough, Richard

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The author found the reality of the Second World War at first very different from the world of heroic Captain Ball V.C. It was all dirty blankets and Nissen hut obscenities. Then the golden doors miraculously opened and he suddenly found himself in peacetime California, at 19 lea...rning to fly between long weekends in Hollywood where he hobnobbed with his idols like Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland and Kay Francis. Back in Europe, the picture changed once more. The author flew and flew, mastering the Hurricane and the Spitfire, and then the ranting Typhoon. At last he found himself on nodding terms with the ghost of Captain Ball as well as on kissing-cousin terms with the glamorous stars of movie-land. This is an amusing and exciting wartime biography. Over a long and successful career as a naval historian, Richard Hough wrote numerous books including The Longest Battle , The Battle Of Britain and best-selling biographies of both Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife, Edwina.
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ISBN 9781844156900
Released NZ 20 Jul 2008
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9781844156900
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Pen & Sword Aviation
Released 20 Jul 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Hough, Richard
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 940.548141
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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