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Two Flights to Victory - from the Doolittle Raid to the Enola Gay

Styles , David G.

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ISBN 10: 0752462067 / ISBN 13: 9780752462066
Editorial: The History Press, div. of Spellmount, England, 2011
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2011 First Edition Hardcover book in original dust Jacket ; BRAND NEW from 2011 publisher; Never opened, Never owned, Never marked. Size 7 x 10 x 1" thick; 286 pages with index; text illustrated throughout with more than 200 matte B&W photographs and diagrams. Handsome book; Navy blue textured cloth over boards, with Gold gilt title impressed on spine; in matching glossy color illustrated jacket, with illustrations by Stan Stokes, and Luis David Gomez. World War Two ; Lieutenant-Colonel James H. Doolittle , the Doolittle Raid , 16 B-25 bombers over Tokyo; the first twin-engine bombers ever to take off from an aircraft carrier. General Henry Arnold , Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Tibbets, the B-29 Superfortress , carrying the atom bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this book, historian David Styles p;resents the remarkable true story of these two significant air attacks, and reveals why they were developed in secret, apart from any other battle plan. Using extensive research and previously unpublished information, including interviews with veterans of the April 18 1942 raid, and illustrated with more than 200 photographs of these most controversial missions of the Second World War. " Two Flights to Victory - from the Doolittle Raid to the Enola Gay " , by David G. Styles; 2011 Hard cover book in original DJ ; published by The History Press division of Spellmount, England *** Securely packed for Safe delivery worldwide since 1965 *** Size: 7 x 10 x 1 ". N° de ref. de la librería 91095

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Título: Two Flights to Victory - from the Doolittle ...

Editorial: The History Press, div. of Spellmount, England

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hard Cover in Dust Jacket

Ilustrador: Photos

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: First Edition.

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The story of the Doolittle Raid and Hiroshima—two air attacks that changed the world, with new interviews with Doolittle Raid veterans Using extensive research and previously unpublished information, this is an account of events that transformed combat, as the long-range bomber emerged as the most important strategic strike tool in modern warfare, and changed the political landscape of the 20th century. As World War II drew to a close, the U.S. launched two air attacks that would secure victory and peace, but at a terrible cost. The only such attacks on Japan that were not part of the overall battle plan, they changed the course of human history, and one man was involved in both actions. Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was the leader of the Doolittle Raid in which 16 B-25 bombs struck at Tokyo and neighboring cities, forcing the withdrawal of Japanese troops—the outcome was that the Allies never lost another battle all the way to Japan. When it was deemed necessary to drop the atomic bomb, it was Doolittle who put forward his 12th Air Force comrade Paul Tibbets, the pilot who flew the Enola Gay with its deadly cargo to Hiroshima. This book presents the fascinating story of these significant air attacks connected by one man, and reveals why they were developed apart from the main Allied strategy and how the pilots were selected for their missions.

About the Author:

David G. Styles is the author of 18 books including Moto Guzzi and Volvo 1800. He was a media representative at the 2002 Doolittle Raiders' Reunion and the international correspondent for the 2003 event.

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