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Soviet Bombers of the Second World War
 

Soviet Bombers of the Second World War (Hardback)

By Moore, Jason Nicholas

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This first-ever biography of of Lt. Cdr. Mike Cumberlege DSO & Bar, Greek Medal of Honour, murdered in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Feb/March 1945, recalls a man who was 'truly Elizabethan in character--a combination of gaiety and solidity and sensitiveness and poetry with... read full description below.

ISBN 9781781557167
Barcode 9781781557167
Published 18 July 2019 by Fonthill Media
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781781557167
ISBN-10 1781557160
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Fonthill Media
Imprint Fonthill Media
Publication Date 18 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moore, Jason Nicholas
Category Air Forces & Warfare
Military Vehicles
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 1,109g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 993272

Description of this Book

This first-ever biography of of Lt. Cdr. Mike Cumberlege DSO & Bar, Greek Medal of Honour, murdered in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Feb/March 1945, recalls a man who was 'truly Elizabethan in character--a combination of gaiety and solidity and sensitiveness and poetry with daring and adventurousness--and great courage.' Cumberlege came from a maverick sea-going family. He was highly resourceful and lived by his wits, skippering ocean-going yachts for wealthy Americans before the war. In 1936 he married Nancy; their relationship was close and, with the sea, forms a thread in the book. From 1940 Cumberlege and served in undercover roles in the Royal Navy in Marseilles and Cape Verde and was on the staff of General de Gaulle in London. Posted to Egypt in 1941 in the SOE, he formed a para-naval force of fishing vessels, took part in fighting in Greece, attacked the Corinth Canal, escaped from Crete, was wounded and returned three times to Crete clandestinely. On a second operation to destroy the Corinth Canal in 1943 he was captured. Tortured in Mauthausen concentration camp, he was transferred to Sachsenhausen and spent 21 months in solitary confinement. The book contains unique material gathered from the family and from well-wishers in places as far apart as Ukraine, Australia and the USA.

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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

Jason Nicholas Moore is an avid air historian and modeller, with a particular interest in Soviet aeroplanes, and has spent the last 40 years doing both historical research and constructing model aeroplanes. He has written a comprehensive history on the Il-2 Shturmovik, published by Fonthill. In addition he has written books on the Lavochkin fighters, the Tu-2 bomber, Soviet strategic bombers, and the Po-2, all published by Fonthill. He has spent much of the last 30 years researching Soviet aircraft in general, and has read extensively on the war on the Eastern Front.

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