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  • The Few author Alex Kershaw
  • Alex Kershaw
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 9780306815720

10 thoughts on “The Few author Alex Kershaw

  1. says:

    Everyone knows Churchill's famous uote from the Battle of Britain But of the few 20% were not British but were from other nations And within that small group was an even smaller group a Few Americans officially 7 but actua

  2. says:

    The dramatic and unforgettable story of eight young Americans who joined Britain's Royal Air Force disregarding their country's neutrality laws and risking their citizenship In a few months they became highly skilled and helped England win the Battle of BritainAlex Kershaw manages to tell a riveting story from both the British and German perspective This sometimes reads as a young boys suspense novel but not with a happy ending In the end

  3. says:

    The title of this book really has two meaningsfirst the Few refers to the RAF in the Battle of Britain as menti

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    Never have so many owed so much to so few Winston Churchill 1940 during the Battle of Britain There were many great leaders in WWII but in my mind there were 2 who were the greatest Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Churchill for his vision compassion and determination and Roosevelt for his humanity foresight and consc

  5. says:

    I picked up a copy of this book at the airport in Singapore a few years back and read it cover to cover by the time my plane had landed at Sydney airport in Australia A pretty good book covering the exploits of a number of American pilots who joined the Royal Air Force and its fighter suadrons during the Battle of Britain The story is well

  6. says:

    There are three groups of Americans who went to World War II long before the US entered the war First there was a group of Chinese American pilots from Eugene Oregon who travelled to China and flew against the Jap

  7. says:

    I really think highly of Alex Kershaw's ability to blend the horrors and excitement of war with thorough research

  8. says:

    This is a very good readIf your interested in The Battle of Britain you should check this out 7 brave American's choose to ignore america's neutrality and face arrest to help Britain in her hour of needTrue hero's

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    “The Few The American “Knights of the Air” Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain” by Alex Kershaw Published by Da Capo PressCategory – World War II Publication Date – October 24 2006Every once in awhile you come across a very uniue and interesting story that very few people know about so is the case with this book It is the story of a few brave Americans who joined the fight to s

  10. says:

    If you are into WWII aviation this book will capture your attention The author tells the personal stories of the first Americans to fight in WWII on the side of the British; they broke many laws to do so but knew the coming storm of war would not abate once Europe fell to Adolph Hitler and his military; Britain was in a time of dire need and

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The Few author Alex Kershaw

Finest pilots in the summer of over a year before America entered the war Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire they became knights of the air and with minimal training but plenty of guts they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe By October they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation Winston Ch Never have so many owed so much to so few Winston Churchill 1940 during the Battle of Britain There were many great leaders in WWII but in my mind there were 2 who were the greatest Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Churchill for his vision compassion and determination and Roosevelt for his humanity foresight and conscience to fight with his countrymen to come to the aid of England and the worldThis is the second book I ve read by Alex Kershaw and I was not disappointed The Few is the story about American pilots who went to the aid of England when the German war machine was zeroing in to destroy her The Americans had to give up their rights as US citizens due to US neutrality laws to fly RAF Spitfires and fight the Hun It is also a story of a nation that even when faced with overwhelming odds stood courageously to face the Nazis Finally Kershaw gives us a view into the enemy and how even with their advantage of numbers in pilots and war aircraft were humiliated and repeatedly turned back by the Royal Air Force aided by the few American Eagle Suadron

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Urchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few These daring Americans were the few among the few Now with the narrative drive and human drama that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers Alex Kershaw tells their story for the first tim I really think highly of Alex Kershaw s ability to blend the horrors and excitement of war with thorough research and a recognition that these are young men in this case risking their lives for philosophical commitments like freedom and patriotism as well as acknowledging that they were also high flying dare devils who really wanted to fly The 7 Americans and one American under Canadian passport who are the center of this book risked prison to fly for the British in 1940 because of America s commitment to neutrality A very fast read even though I have limited knowledge of WWII battles and less about fighter pilots and airplanes I recommend it without reservation Seducida (Esclava victoriana, in the Battle of Britain Never Essential Juices and Smoothies in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few These daring Americans were the few among the few Now with the narrative drive and human drama that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers Alex Kershaw tells their story for the first tim I really think highly of Alex Kershaw s ability to blend the horrors and excitement of war with thorough research and a recognition that these are young men Buttermilk Graffiti in this case risking their lives for philosophical commitments like freedom and patriotism as well as acknowledging that they were also high flying dare devils who really wanted to fly The 7 Americans and one American under Canadian passport who are the center of this book risked prison to fly for the British Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink in 1940 because of America s commitment to neutrality A very fast read even though I have limited knowledge of WWII battles and less about fighter pilots and airplanes I recommend Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras it without reservation

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From the author of national bestsellers The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter comes a rousing tale of little known heroes Booklist The Few tells the dramatic and unforgettable story of eight young Americans who joined Britain's Royal Air Force defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their US citizenship to fight side by side with England's The title of this book really has two meaningsfirst the Few refers to the RAF in the Battle of Britain as mentioned in one of Churchill s most famous speeches second it also refers to the few Americans who came to England while the United States was still neutral to fly and fight with their English brother airmen in the RAF We seldom hear of those original seven Americans who risked their citizenship to join the fight against the Nazis And what a group they were a two time Olympic gold medalist in bob sledding a 4 10 fellow who needed a pillow to reach the Spitfire instruments the son of White Russian immigrants and just plain Joes Only one of these pilots survived the war The author uses excerpts from logbooks diaries and letters to flesh out the characters of these men He also provides the stories of the German Luftwaffe aces especially Galland and Molder who ruled the skies over the Channel at least for a while It is a wonderful book which tells of the heroics of those men who felt that they must come to the aid of England in her darkest hour The final sentence in the book pretty much tells it all In Sussex on the gravestone of RAF Pilot Officer Billy Fiske the first American pilot to die in the Battle of Britain the following words are inscribed for all to seeAN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO DIED THAT ENGLAND MIGHT LIVE


About the Author: Alex Kershaw

Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed best sellers The Bedford Boys The Longest Winter The Few The Liberator and Escape from the Deep as well as biographies of Jack London Raoul Wallenberg and Robert Capa His latest book is The First Wave The D Day Warriors Who Led The Way to Victory in WWII He lives in Savannah.