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Wild Blue: 741 Squadron: On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe

Wild Blue: 741 Squadron: On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe

Stephen E. Ambrose, Number One bestselling author of BAND OF BROTHERS, brings us the unforgettable story of the brave young men who embarked upon some of the most dangerous missions of World War II.

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ISBN 9781471158810
Barcode 9781471158810
Published 1 October 2016 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Paperback, Reissue
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Author(s) By Ambrose, Stephen E.
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ISBN-13 9781471158810
ISBN-10 1471158810
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2016
International Publication Date 11 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Reissue
Edition Reissue
Author(s) By Ambrose, Stephen E.
Category World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 228g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.544973
Catalogue Code 681144

Description of this Book

In the bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, Stephen E. Ambrose portrayed in vivid detail the experiences of soldiers who fought on the bloody battlegrounds of World War II. THE WILD BLUE brings to life another extraordinary band of brothers - the men who volunteered to join the American Air Force and undertook some of the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war. Focusing on the men of the 741st Bomb Squadron and, in particular, the crew of the DAKOTA QUEEN, these are the boys turned pilots, bombardiers, navigators and gunners of the B24s, who suffered 50 per cent casualties during conflict. With his extraordinary talent for bringing alive the action and tension of combat, Ambrose sweeps us along in the B24s as their crews fought to the death to reach their targets and destroy the German war machine.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Stephen E. Ambrose, leading World War II historian, was the author of numerous books on history including the Number 1 bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, D-DAY (on which SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was based) PEGASUS BRIDGE and WILD BLUE. He is founder of the Eisenhower Center and the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. He died in 2002.

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