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Download On a Wing and a Prayer: The Untold Story of the First Heroes of the Air Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joshua Levine Narrator: Joshua Levine Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Few are aware of the risks that the pioneering airmen of the First World War took. On a Wing and a Prayer is a narrative history that conveys the perils of those early days, the thrills of learning to fly, and the horrors of war in the air at a time when pilots carried little defensive armament and no parachutes.

In 1914 aircrafts were a questionable technology, used for only basic reconnaissance. But by 1918, hastened by the terrible war, aircraft were understood to be the future of modern warfare. The war changed flying forever.

The stories are presented to the reader in a frank and open way, revealing the feelings of the men who defended the trenches from above and witnessed the war from a completely different perspective. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Joshua Levine has written six bestselling histories including titles in the hugely popular Forgotten Voices series. Beauty and Atrocity, his account of the Irish Troubles, was nominated for the Writers’ Guild Book of the Year award. On a Wing and a Prayer, his history of the pilots of the First World War, has been turned into a major British television documentary. He has written and presented a number of programs for BBC Radio 4. In a previous life, he was a criminal barrister. He lives in London.