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Download The Few: The American Knights of the Air Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (357 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Kershaw Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was the summer of 1940, and World War II had been raging for nearly a year. Buoyed by his successes on the Continent, Hitler was now planning an invasion of England to seal Europe's fate.

Though the United States was still a neutral country, a few Americans decided they couldn't remain on the sidelines. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force to defend the country - with the future of civilization hanging in the balance.

The Few tells the dramatic and unforgettable story of these Americans who defied their own country's neutrality laws and risked their very citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became knights of the air who, with minimal training but plenty of guts, dueled the skilled and fearsome aces of Germany's Luftwaffe.

By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Some five years later, at war's end, just one of them would be alive. Winston Churchill once said famously of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. These daring Americans were the few among the few. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 'Aussie Rick' | 2/19/2014

    " I picked up a copy of this book at the airport in Singapore a few years back and read it cover to cover by the time my plane had landed at Sydney airport in Australia. A pretty good book covering the exploits of a number of American pilots who joined the Royal Air Force and its fighter squadrons during the Battle of Britain. The story is well told and the book was a joy to read, covering an aspect not normally found in many history books, again, highly recommended reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee | 2/5/2014

    " Actually using book on CD to listen to, while in the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Trevor | 1/31/2014

    " This is a great account of men who did the right thing before their country did. One of the men in the accounts was from St.Charles, MN. I'm almost positive my grandfather flew with him before they got sent to different theaters in the war. Simply amazing the bravery and courage they had to do what they did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristi | 1/20/2014

    " This book was much lower in military detail then I expected but through the use of letters, diaries, and journals it gives a very personal account of what the outnumbered and under equipped british and the americans who dared to fly with them faced in the air battles over britain during the summer and fall of 1940. "

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