The Few

Author(s): Alex Kershaw


In the dark, early days of the Second World War Britain stood alone against the terror of Hitler's all-conquering Third Reich. Our defence was in the hands of the men flying the Spitfires and Hurricanes of Royal Air Force Fighter Command. They were Churchill's Few. And, when the odds against success were at their most daunting, a handful of American pilots flew with them - in defiance of their own country's strict neutrality laws. There were fewer than ten of them - adventurers, farmhands, barnstormers, even an Olympic bobsleigh champion - who swapped the new world for the grass strips of East Anglian airfields. This is their story.


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Alex Kershaw is the author of two widely acclaimed books about the Second World War -- Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter -- as well as acclaimed biographies of Robert Capa and Jack London. He has been a journalist and screenwriter and has written for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer and GQ. He was born in the UK and has lived in the US since 1994. He lives in Vermont.

General Fields

  • : 9780718147464
  • : Michael Joseph
  • : Michael Joseph
  • : 0.75
  • : July 2006
  • : 244mm X 163mm X 32mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Kershaw
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 940.54211
  • : 336
  • : Illustrations