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Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF

Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF
Autor: Norman Franks, Andy Saunders
Data publikacji: 2008-07
ISBN: 9781906502126
Wydawca: Grub Street
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 17.5 x 1.5 x 24.9 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 202
85.00 zł
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Opis produktu:

Arguably the highest scoring R.A.F. fighter pilot of the First World War, Edward 'Mick' Mannock's life, and most particularly his death, are still shrouded in mystery. Did he achieve as many victories as are sometimes ascribed to him? How did he die? Where did he die, and more pertinently, where do his remains now lie?

Respected investigative historians Norman Franks and Andy Saunders have assessed all the evidence and cut through the speculation to build up a complete picture of the man and his achievements as a fighter pilot. Having unearthed much new and enlightening information, they present herein, perhaps the first truly balanced overview of his life.

Vitally, they now also reveal exactly where Mannock VC fell in battle ninety years ago, and have now begun a quest to persuade the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to accept their findings, published here for the first time, along with numerous original photographs.

Illustrated with nearly 70 photos and maps, Franks and Saunders' study is bound to stand as the definitive reference for years to come. --Magazine

The meticulous research and its presentation in a logical and easily followed text, backed up with numberous photographs, cannot fail to impress ... this is a book that can be unhesitatingly recommended, bringing, as it does, something new to a well covered subject --

The authors post a number of questions in this very handsome book ... the story is told with great skill and thoroughness, and makes a most exciting read - the ultimate Mannock --Stand To!

Physically, the book is flawless. It is weighty enough to convince the buyer that he has purchased something substantial something of worth yet small enough to fit in a briefcase and sufficiently handy to read on a subway. The illustrations are reproduced to a high standard and are properly sized for study without distracting from the text, which is large enough for easy reading and cast in an eye-friendly font. The price is reasonable for the product received. Everything about Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock, VC, DSO, MC, RAF reeks of excellence. You will enjoy this work immensely. --Indy Squadron Dispatch

The meticulous research and its presentation in a logical and easily followed text, backed up with numberous photographs, cannot fail to impress ... this is a book that can be unhesitatingly recommended, bringing, as it does, something new to a well covered subject --

The authors post a number of questions in this very handsome book ... the story is told with great skill and thoroughness, and makes a most exciting read - the ultimate Mannock --Stand To!

Review

The authors provide a detailed analysis of Mannock's combat record, including a victory list with 66 entries.

Moreover, the text addresses lingering aspects of Mannock's legend: his birthplace; his alleged blindness in one eye; his bloodthirsty attitude toward "the Hun"; his superb reputation as a flight leader. In fact, the authors seem to describe every pilot affiliated with him in Numbers 40, 74, and 85 Squadrons.

Illustrated with nearly 70 photos and maps, Franks and Saunders' study is bound to stand as the definitive reference for years to come.



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