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

by Norman Franks, Andy Saunders
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Aerodome

...provides a detailed analysis of Mannock's combat record...addresses lingering aspects of Mannock's legend. ..is bound to stand as the definitive reference for years to come. Five Stars.

Indy Squadron Dispatch
��precisely what WWI aviation enthusiasts want in a book� brief, to the point, fun to read, and well illustrated�.Everything about �Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock, VC, DSO, MC, RAF� reeks of excellence�.
Aerodrome
...detailed and fact filled…unique resource to those deeply interested in the pilots of rthe First World War...well researched and documented…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909166851
Publisher:
Grub Street
Publication date:
09/22/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

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