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The Resource A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : the forgotten heroes of World War II, by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud

A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : the forgotten heroes of World War II, by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud

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A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : the forgotten heroes of World War II
Title
A question of honor
Title remainder
the Kościuszko Squadron : the forgotten heroes of World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Question of Honor is the little-known, story of the scores of Polish fighter pilots who helped save England during the Battle of Britain and of their stunning betrayal by the United States and England at the end of World War II."
  • "Centering on five pilots of the renowned Kosciuszko Squadron, the authors show how the fliers, driven by their passionate desire to liberate their homeland, came to be counted among the most heroic and successful fighter pilots of World War II. Drawing on the Kosciuszko Squadron's unofficial diary - filled with the fliers' personal experiences in combat - and on letters, interviews, memoirs, histories, and photographs, the authors bring the men and battles of the squadron vividly to life. We follow the principal characters from their training before the war, through their hair-raising escape from Poland to France and then, after the fall of France, to Britain. We see how, first treated with disdain by the RAF, the Polish pilots played a crucial role during the Battle of Britain, where their daredevil skill in engaging German Messerschmitts in close and deadly combat while protecting the planes in their own groups soon made them legendary
  • And we learn what happened to them after the war, when their country was abandoned and handed over to the Soviet Union."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : the forgotten heroes of World War II, by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
black and white
Control code
223410764
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 495 p.
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780375411977
Lccn
2002044826
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unknown
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unknown
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223410764
  • (OCoLC)ocn223410764
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Also available via HathiTrust (https://www.hathitrust.org); full access may be limited to partner institutions
Label
A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : the forgotten heroes of World War II, by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
black and white
Control code
223410764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 495 p.
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780375411977
Lccn
2002044826
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223410764
  • (OCoLC)ocn223410764
System details
Also available via HathiTrust (https://www.hathitrust.org); full access may be limited to partner institutions

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