The Few: The American Knights of the Air Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940 by Alex Kershaw

The Few: The American Knights of the Air Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940

byAlex Kershaw

Paperback | August 28, 2007

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The Fewtells the dramatic and unforgettable story of eight young Americans who joined Britain's Royal Air Force, defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their U.S. citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots in the summer of 1940-over a year before America entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few." Now, with the narrative drive and human drama that madeThe Bedford BoysandThe Longest Winternational bestsellers, Alex Kershaw tells their story for the first time.

About The Author

Alex Kershawis the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling booksThe Bedford Boys,The Longest Winter, andThe Few, and two biographies:Jack LondonandBlood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Title:The Few: The American Knights of the Air Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306815729

ISBN - 13:9780306815720

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