The Resource A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : forgotten heroes of World War II, Lynne Olson & Stanley Cloud

A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : forgotten heroes of World War II, Lynne Olson & Stanley Cloud

Label
A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : forgotten heroes of World War II
Title
A question of honor
Title remainder
the Kościuszko Squadron : forgotten heroes of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Olson & Stanley Cloud
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Question of Honor is the little-known, story of the scores of Polish fighter pilots who helped save England during the Battle of Britain and of their stunning betrayal by the United States and England at the end of World War II." "Centering on five pilots of the renowned Kosciuszko Squadron, the authors show how the fliers, driven by their passionate desire to liberate their homeland, came to be counted among the most heroic and successful fighter pilots of World War II. Drawing on the Kosciuszko Squadron's unofficial diary - filled with the fliers' personal experiences in combat - and on letters, interviews, memoirs, histories, and photographs, the authors bring the men and battles of the squadron vividly to life. We follow the principal characters from their training before the war, through their hair-raising escape from Poland to France and then, after the fall of France, to Britain. We see how, first treated with disdain by the RAF, the Polish pilots played a crucial role during the Battle of Britain, where their daredevil skill in engaging German Messerschmitts in close and deadly combat while protecting the planes in their own groups soon made them legendary. And we learn what happened to them after the war, when their country was abandoned and handed over to the Soviet Union."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olson, Lynne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D786
LC item number
.O57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cloud, Stanley
  • EBSCOhost
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Air pilots, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : forgotten heroes of World War II, Lynne Olson & Stanley Cloud
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-475) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Exodus
  • Part 2
  • Betrayal
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 495 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424501
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99970155158
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11730154
Label
A question of honor : the Kościuszko Squadron : forgotten heroes of World War II, Lynne Olson & Stanley Cloud
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-475) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Exodus
  • Part 2
  • Betrayal
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 495 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424501
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99970155158
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11730154

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