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303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron

303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron

by Arkady Fiedler
     
 

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The thrilling story of the celebrated squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb skill in the air helped save England during its most desperate hours. Downing three times the average RAF score while incurring only one-third the average casualties over the course of the Battle of Britain, the dashing and gallant 303 Squadron was lionised by the British press,

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The thrilling story of the celebrated squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb skill in the air helped save England during its most desperate hours. Downing three times the average RAF score while incurring only one-third the average casualties over the course of the Battle of Britain, the dashing and gallant 303 Squadron was lionised by the British press, congratulated by the King, and adored by the British public.

With an immediacy that vividly brings to life those harrowing days, Fiedler paints the bravery, the poignancy, the breathtaking gambles with death risked daily by this exceptional group of young men far from home, who fought to preserve freedom for all.

Editorial Reviews

Waterstone's Bookseller Review
"Deserves five stars for every single one of its pages. Vivid and thrilling almost beyond measure."
The Washington Times
"About as exciting as it gets. A must read."
April 2011 College & Research Libraries News
"Vividly captures the drama, the danger, and the spirit of the times."
Spring 2011 Cosmopolitan Review
"Superb. A riveting read."
November 2011 Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine
Published an excerpt from 303 Squadron — read the excerpt at:
http://www.polandww2.com/images/MEDIA_ROOM/NewsAndReviews/2011/airspaceexcerpt2011nov.pdf
March 2011 Flying Magazine
"Compelling."
January 2011 Sarmatian Review
"Does a terrific job bringing to life an extraordinary moment in the history of the war. Exceptionally high quality."
February 2011 Polish American Journal
"A lively epic. Readers feel they’re in those planes."
Polish Review
"A story of heroic pilots who know no fear."
Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
Thrilling action story of the famous squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb aerial combat skills helped save Britain during the most desperate days of WWII. Underdog heroes who rose to defend against the deadliest German Luftwaffe attacks, the pilots of 303 Squadron were lionized by the British press, congratulated by the King, and adored by the British public. Wonderful account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607720058
Publisher:
Aquila Polonica
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,041,665
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

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Author ARKADY FIEDLER (1894-1985), was born in Poznan,
Poland, educated at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, in Poznan and at the
University of Leipzig.

A best-selling travel writer researching in Tahiti when WWII
began, Fiedler made his way back to Europe and joined the Polish Army in France after Poland had fallen to the Germans.

His 32 books have been translated into 23 languages selling over 10 million copies. 303 Squadron is his most famous and popular book.

Translator JAREK GARLINSKI, born in London, England, grew up bilingual in English and Polish. His father, noted historian and author Jozef Garlinski, and his mother Eileen
Short-Garlinska, one of only a few Britons who spent WWII in Warsaw, both served in the Polish Underground Army during the war.
Educated at the University of Nottingham, the University of
Grenoble, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the
University of London, Garlinski is fluent in French, Russian, English and
Polish, with a distinguished career in education. He has translated numerous books of Polish literature and history, specializing in the WWII era.

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