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    • ISBN:9780755363919
    • Publication date:13 Sep 2012

Heroes of the Skies

By Michael Ashcroft

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The fourth book in Ashcroft's Heroes series tells the extraordinary stories behind his collection of British and Commonwealth flying gallantry medals.

In Heroes of the Skies, Michael Ashcroft relays the stories our most courageous airmen. From those who flew when aeroplanes were in their flimsy infancy during the First World War, through the bomber crews and fighter pilots of the Second World War, to heroes of more recent conflicts in Northern Ireland , the Falklands and Afghanistan, every man in this book risked his life for his comrades and his country.

In telling the stories of the individual bravery of more than eighty such men, Heroes of the Skies also paints a picture of a century of aerial combat and allows us to celebrate the extraordinary feats of our flying heroes.

Biographical Notes

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, is an international businessman, author and philanthropist. He has a life-long interest in bravery and gallantry medals. His collection of Victoria Crosses and George Crosses can be seen in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London. Heroes of the Skies is his eighth book.

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  • ISBN: 9780755363902
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 480
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