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Sapphire skies, Belinda Alexandra

Label
Sapphire skies
Title
Sapphire skies
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Alexandra
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1942, after the German invasion of the Soviet Union, a squadron composed entirely of Russian women fighter pilots was formed. Most were no older than twenty and, because they were women, were given obsolete planes to fly. However, under the skilful command of record-breaking aviatrix Marina Raskova, the squadron soon became one of the most feared in the history of the Second World War. The women would fly to a certain distance within the enemy encampments, cut their engines and then glide silently over their targets. Such missions took nerves of steel. The Germans were so terrified of these women that they called them 'Nachthexen', Nightwitches. his is the story of Katya Makarova, downed from France and in danger of capture by German soldiers. Saved by a Frenchman, the two lovers try to find each other again after the war through a maze of Soviet red tape, lies and deception
Summary
In 1942, after the German invasion of the Soviet Union, a squadron composed entirely of Russian women fighter pilots was formed. Most were no older than twenty and, because they were women, were given obsolete planes to fly. However, under the skillful command of record-breaking aviatrix Marina Raskova, the squadron soon became one of the most feared in the history of the Second World War. The women would fly to a certain distance within the enemy encampments, cut their engines and then glide silently over their targets. Such missions took nerves of steel. The Germans were so terrified of these women that they called them -Nachthexen,? Nightwitches. his is the story of Katya Makarova, downed from France and in danger of capture by German soldiers. Saved by a Frenchman, the two lovers try to find each other again after the war through a maze of Soviet red tape, lies and deception
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10319846
Cataloging source
NOV
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Alexandra, Belinda
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women fighter pilots
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Moscow (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sapphire skies, Belinda Alexandra
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052081096
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780732291976
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Sapphire skies, Belinda Alexandra
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052081096
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780732291976
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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