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The Hurricats The Incredible True Story of Britain's 'Kamikaze' Pilots of World War Two

by Ralph Barker

The Hurricats The Incredible True Story of Britain's 'Kamikaze' Pilots of World War Two Synopsis

With the Battle of Britain won, Winston Churchill and his military chiefs now faced an even more fearsome challenge in the Battle of the Atlantic. Thwarted in his plans to invade, Hitler decided instead that he would starve Britain into submission. Operating in conjunction with U-Boats, long-range Condor aircraft attacked allied shipping far beyond the range of any land-based fighters. To counter the Luftwaffe threat, RAF and Fleet Air Arm volunteers to be catapulted from merchant ships in specially modified Hawker Hurricanes. With nowhere to land it was a one-way mission. If the British fighter pilots survived combat, they had no option but to bail out or ditch in the North Atlantic and hope they would be picked up by the one of the convoy escorts. Survival was anything but certain ...

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909269866
Publication date: 9th May 2019
Author: Ralph Barker
Publisher: Silvertail Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 220 pages
Categories: Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

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