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A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II

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A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war.

After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War II–and Polish–history.

Synopsis:

The exciting but little publicized story of Polish fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain retraces the role of the Kosciusko squadron in fending off German attacks on Britain in 1940. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud are coauthors of The Murrow Boys, a biography of the correspondents whom Edward R. Murrow hired before and during World War II to create CBS News. Olson is the author of Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970. Cloud, a former Washington bureau chief for Time, was also a national political correspondent, White House correspondent, Saigon bureau chief, and Moscow correspondent for Time. Olson was a Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and White House correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. She and Cloud are married and live in Washington, D.C.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424501
Subtitle:
The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Stanley Cloud and Lynn Olson
Author:
Lynne Olson
Author:
Cloud, Stanley
Author:
Olson, Lynne
Author:
Stanley Cloud
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
History : Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
History : Military - Aviation
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Subject:
Military-World War II Europe
Subject:
Military-World War II Europe Aviation
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041012
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
512

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General

A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II
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"Synopsis" by , The exciting but little publicized story of Polish fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain retraces the role of the Kosciusko squadron in fending off German attacks on Britain in 1940. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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