Air Force Blue The RAF in World War Two Spearhead of Victory

Air Force Blue  The RAF in World War Two     Spearhead of Victory

In his new book, destined to be a classic, Patrick Bishop examines the high point of its existence – the Second World War, when the Air Force saved the nation from defeat then led the advance to victory. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Author: Patrick Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007433162

Category: History

Page: 432

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In 2018 the RAF is one hundred years old. In his new book, destined to be a classic, Patrick Bishop examines the high point of its existence – the Second World War, when the Air Force saved the nation from defeat then led the advance to victory. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Categories: History

Sisters in Arms

Sisters in Arms

11. See, for example, J. Terraine, The right of the line: the Royal Air Force in the
European war 1939–1945 (Sevenoaks: Sceptre, 1988); P. Bishop, Air force blue:
the RAF in World War Two: spearhead of victory (London: William Collins, 2017);
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Author: Jeremy A. Crang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108915991

Category: History

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During the Second World War some 600,000 women were absorbed into the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and the Women's Royal Naval Service. These women performed important military functions for the armed forces, both at home and overseas, and the jobs they undertook ranged from cooking, typing and telephony to stripping down torpedoes, overhauling aircraft engines, and operating the fire control instruments in anti-aircraft gun batteries. In this wide-ranging study, which draws on a multitude of sources and combines organisational history with the personal experiences of servicewomen, Jeremy Crang traces the wartime history of the WAAF, ATS and WRNS and the integration of women into the British armed forces. Servicewomen came to play such an integral wartime role that the military authorities established permanent regular post-war women's services and, in so doing, opened up for the first time a military career for women.
Categories: History

Big Week

Big Week

Air Ministry, The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force, Public Record Office,
2001 Anon, The Aircraft Book: The ... 2007 ——, Air Force Blue: The RAF in
World War TwoSpearhead of Victory, William Collins, 2017 Blake, Steve, The
Pioneer ...

Author: James Holland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473542143

Category: History

Page: 576

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'James Holland is a master' BBC History It was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all. During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. Big Week is the knife-edge story of bomber against flak gun and fighter, but also, crucially, fighter against fighter. Following the fortunes of pilots and aircrew from both sides, this is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war. Big Week was the largest air battle ever witnessed, but it has been largely forgotten – until now.
Categories: History

Staging Loss

Staging Loss

Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War Two, Spearhead of Victory. London:
William Collins. Bothwell, R., Hansen, R., & Macmillan, M. (2008). Controversy,
Commemoration, and Capitulation: The Canadian War Museum and Bomber
Command ...

Author: Michael Pinchbeck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319979700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 265

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This book locates and critically theorises an emerging field of twenty-first century theatre practice concerned, either thematically, methodologically, or formally, with acts of commemoration and the commemorative. With notions of memorial, celebration, temporality and remembrance at its heart, and as a timely topic for debate, this book asks how theatre and performance intersects with commemorative acts or rituals in contemporary theatre and performance practice. It considers the (re)performance of history, commemoration as a form of, or performance of, ritual, performance as memorial, performance as eulogy and eulogy as performance. It asks where personal acts of remembrance merge with public or political acts of remembrance, where the boundary between the commemorative and the performative might lie, and how it might be blurred, broken or questioned. It explores how we might remake the past in the present, to consider not just how performance commemorates but how commemoration performs.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Volunteer

The Volunteer

Dziennik Polski, June 11, 1942, cited in Engel, In the Shadow, p. 181, p. 209.
Applebaum ... Warszawa: Ministerstwo Spraw Wojskowych, 1924. Baliszewski ...
Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War TwoSpearhead of Victory. London:
William ...

Author: Jack Fairweather

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753545195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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'Totally gripping'-- Simon Sebag Montefiore ‘Pilecki is perhaps one of the greatest unsung heroes of the second world war ... this insightful book is likely to be the definitive version of this extraordinary life’ -- Economist Would you sacrifice yourself to save thousands of others? In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interned at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre -- Auschwitz. It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi’s terrifying plans. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. His reports from the camp were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust - yet his story was all but forgotten for decades. This is the first major account to draw on unpublished family papers, newly released archival documents and exclusive interviews with surviving resistance fighters to show how he brought the fight to the Nazis at the heart of their evil designs. The result is an enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances, and one man’s attempt to change the course of history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography