Silent Wings: The Story of the Glider Pilots of World War II by Gerard M. Devlin lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
W. H. Allen, 1986, Paperback.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: Glider pilots are a special breed of men. During the Second World War they were among the most uninhibited individuals on either side. Their uniquely perilous situation flying a fragile, unpowered machine on assaults into heavily guarded positions without parachutes has not yet been fully appreciated. This book remedies that omission.
SILENT WINGS vividly recreates the outstanding parts played by gliders on both the British and the German sides during the last war, from Hitlers air offensive against Belgium to the Allied victory in the battle for Sicily at the cost of almost 20,000 casualties; from Operation Overlord, where over 1,000 gliders spearheaded the Normandy invasion, to the vital part played by gliders in the taking of Burma.
Lavishly illustrated, SILENT WINGS is alive with fascinating personal anecdotes and, although totally factual, is packed with the excitement of fiction.
Introduction by: William C. Westmoreland & Sir Napier Crookenden
Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine with a crease to the join of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
[XXII] 410 pages. Index. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!