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Description - Heroes of the Skies by Michael Ashcroft

In HEROES OF THE SKIES, Michael Ashcroft relays the stories our most courageous airmen. From those who flew when aeroplanes were in their flimsy infancy during the First World War, through the bomber crews and fighter pilots of the Second World War, to heroes of more recent conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Afghanistan, every man in this book risked his life for his comrades and his country. In telling the stories of the individual bravery of more than eighty such men, HEROES OF THE SKIES also paints a picture of a century of aerial combat and allows us to celebrate the extraordinary feats of our flying heroes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780755363902
ISBN-10: 0755363906
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 141mm x 32mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, is an international businessman, author and philanthropist. He has a life-long interest in bravery and gallantry medals. His collection of Victoria Crosses and George Crosses can be seen in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London. Heroes of the Skies is his eighth book.

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