Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF
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Autor: Norman Franks, Andy Saunders
Data publikacji: 2008-07
Wydawca: Grub Street
Wymiary: 17.5 x 1.5 x 24.9 cm
Liczba stron: 202
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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 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.