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Pilots in Peril

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War Stories recounts true tales of heroism and courage under fire throughout history, from ancient wars to the world's most recent conflicts.

From the days of the earliest planes made of wood and cloth to today's hi-tech machines, pilots have always captured the imagination. Read these exciting stories to learn about the men and women who have helped win wars, rescue the injured, and broken records with their speed and daring.

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Overview

War Stories recounts true tales of heroism and courage under fire throughout history, from ancient wars to the world's most recent conflicts.

From the days of the earliest planes made of wood and cloth to today's hi-tech machines, pilots have always captured the imagination. Read these exciting stories to learn about the men and women who have helped win wars, rescue the injured, and broken records with their speed and daring.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Air power has become a key element of military strategy. Nations that possess significant air assets are now able to extend their reach to far corners of the globe and exert their military will in ways little dreamed of fifty years ago. Likewise, unmanned aircraft such as Predator Drones are able to strike at enemies or survey enemy territory while being operated by staff thousands of miles away. It is the story of air power and the men and women who serve in air forces around the world that makes up the subject of this volume in the illustrated "War Stories" series. Unlike other books in this series, this particular one does not have to go back to ancient times to begin the story at hand. Air power really comes to light in World War I with figures such as Baron von Richthofen, the leading ace of that conflict. During World War II air power came into its own light with functions such as close ground support, strategic bombing, and eventually the delivery of nuclear weaponry. In Vietnam, more bombs were dropped than in the entirety of the Second World War. In our own era in Iraq and Afghanistan air forces have played a pivotal role in wars that have demonstrated the long reach of air power. The story of air power and its evolution is well told in this book, and it will appeal to readers. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432948382
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Heinemann War Stories Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Would war I Pilot Heroes 6

World war II Pilots in Danger 10

Bomber Crews in Action 16

Pilots in Recent Wars 22

Conclusion 26

Pilots in Peril Around the World 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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