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Day After Day

Day After Day
   

From the mid-1930s to 1945, young New Zealanders in their hundreds trained as fighter pilots. Initially outnumbered, outgunned and effectively lambs to the slaughter, they were an intrepid part of Churchill's celebrated few, defending Britain and her allies.

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ISBN 9781869508449
Barcode 9781869508449
Published 8 April 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New ed.
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Author(s) By Lambert, Max
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ISBN-13 9781869508449
ISBN-10 1869508440
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 8 April 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New ed.
Edition New ed.
Author(s) By Lambert, Max
Category World History: Second World War
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 585g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, British, Fighter pilots - New Zealand, World War, 1939-1945 - New Zealand
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.544941
Catalogue Code 158667

Description of this Book

In his bestselling Night after Night, Max Lambert wrote about New Zealanders in Bomber Command. In this long-awaited companion volume, he features their daytime counterparts - fighter pilots who fought in Europe, Asia and the Pacific during World War Two. From the mid-1930s to 1945, young New Zealanders in their hundreds trained as fighter pilots. Initially outnumbered, outgunned and effectively lambs to the slaughter, they were an intrepid part of Churchill's celebrated few, defending Britain and her allies. Against huge odds they were an integral part of the RAF as it fought and won the Battle of Britain and finally cleared the skies in all major theatres of aerial conflict. Their exploits were legendary, and their names celebrated: Cobber Caine, Alan Deere, Colin Gray and Bill Compton among them. Many were also highly decorated - Des Scott, Hawkeye Wells, Ray Hesslyn, Johnnie Checketts and Evan Mackie were popularly known as 'aces'. While many featured in post-war biographies, this is the first book to include them all, as well as the lesser known whose contributions were just as significant. Covering campaigns in France and Holland, as well as North Africa and besieged Malta and the record-breaking achievements of a Kiwi pilot with the highest Commonwealth tally against the Japanese, this absorbing tribute to our fighter pilots is long overdue.

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Author's Bio

Max Lambert is a retired senior journalist who worked for many years at NZPA. A passionate collector of aviation stories, and author of the bestselling Night after Night, he lives in Wellington.

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