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Australia's few and the Battle of Britain, Kristen Alexander

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Australia's few and the Battle of Britain
Title
Australia's few and the Battle of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Alexander
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Kennedy (Sydney), Stuart Walch (Hobart), Dick Glyde (Perth), Ken Holland (Sydney), Pat Hughes (Cooma and Sydney), Bill Millington (Adelaide), John Crossman (Newcastle) and Des Sheen (Canberra): eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain. Only one survived. During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Luftwaffe launched their campaign to gain superiority over the RAF, especially Fighter Command. The result was the first major battle of World War II (or any war) fought entirely in the air. The Luftwaffe's defeat by 'The Few' marked a turning point in the Allies' favour. The Battle of Britain is one of the most significant battles of the war, and until now, the role of the Australian 'Few' has received little attention. Kristen Alexander gives a personal account of eight Australian participants, drawing heavily on primary source material and original research. She follows these young men from childhood, through their education, training, personal relationships and flying careers, to death in combat (in the case of seven of the eight men), and beyond that to commemoration
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Kristen
Dewey number
940.544941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Air pilots, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
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Australia's few and the Battle of Britain, Kristen Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052546094
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234151
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Australia's few and the Battle of Britain, Kristen Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052546094
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234151
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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