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On a Wing and a Prayer

The Untold Story of the Pion
Product Number: D0383
Released: 01 Jun, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407436012
Narrator(s): Joshua Levine
Publisher: W F Howes
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Few are aware of the risks that the pioneering airmen of the First World War took. On a Wing and a Prayer is a narrative history that conveys the perils of those early days, the thrills of learning to fly, and the horrors of war in the air at a time when pilots carried little defensive armament and no parachutes. In 1914 aircraft were a questionable technology, used for only basic reconnaissance. But by 1918, hastened by the terrible war, aircraft were understood to be the future of modern warfare. The war changed flying forever. The stories are presented to the reader in a frank and open way, revealing the feelings of the men who defended the trenches from above and witnessed the war from a completely different perspective.

Author(s): Joshua Levine
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2009

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Author(s): Joshua Levine
Narrator(s): Joshua Levine
Product Number CX237
Released: 01 Mar, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407429625

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"'A vivid, moving story of the men who fought the Great War in the air. Quite superb.' MAX ARTHUR"

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