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

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Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF by Norman Franks, Andy Saunders

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906502126
Publisher: Grub Street
Publication date: 09/22/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

NORMAN FRANKS is an historian and writer who specialises in aviation books on the pilots and squadrons of the First and Second World Wars. He has authored over 120 books including Under the Guns of the Red Baron and Scramble to Victory, and is one of the founding members of the Cross and Cockade society for aviation historians.

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