One Boy's War
By (author) Richard Hough
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One Boy's War by Richard Hough
Book DescriptionThe 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 learning 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. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844156900
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Hough
Battle of Britain, Paperback (November 2007)
High above the warm, summer fields Churchill's 'few' fought with courage and skill against overwhelming odds - and won. This title provides an account of the air battles as well as an explanation of how the campaign developed. It provides insights into the controversies with the aid of original material. It is illustrated with many photographs.
You Can Save the Planet, Paperback (July 2007)
Up-to-the-minute facts and clear explanations of key concepts are combined with practical advice in this essential book for young adults and their families.
Captain James Cook, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Richard Hough
An exciting and marvellously readable biography of Captain James Cook, the last of the great navigators.
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