By Lynne Olson, Stanley Cloud
A query of Honor is the gripping, little-known, and brilliantly informed tale of the ratings of Polish fighter pilots who helped shop England in the course of the conflict of england and in their wonderful betrayal by way of the USA and England on the finish of worldwide struggle II.
Centering on 5 pilots of the well known Kosciuszko Squadron, the authors express how the fliers, pushed by means of their passionate wish to unlock their fatherland, got here to matter one of the such a lot heroic and profitable fighter pilots of worldwide battle II. Drawing at the Kosciuszko Squadron’s unofficial diary–filled with the fliers’ own reports in combat–and on letters, interviews, memoirs, histories, and pictures, the authors carry the lads and battles of the squadron vividly to lifestyles. We keep on with the vital characters from their education sooner than the conflict, via their hair-raising break out from Poland to France after which, after the autumn of France, to Britain. We see how, first handled with disdain through the RAF, the Polish pilots performed a vital function in the course of the conflict of england, the place their daredevil ability in attractive German Messerschmitts in shut and lethal wrestle whereas keeping the planes of their personal teams quickly made them mythical. And we examine what occurred to them after the struggle, while their kingdom used to be deserted and passed over to the Soviet Union.
A query of Honor additionally provides us a revelatory historical past of Poland in the course of international battle II and of the numerous hundreds of thousands within the Polish militia who fought with the Allies. It tells of the country’s endless fight opposed to either Hitler and Stalin, its lengthy conflict for independence, and the tragic cave in of that dream within the “peace” that undefined. strong, relocating, deeply regarding, [i]A query of Honor is an immense addition to the literature of global struggle II.
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A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II by Lynne Olson, Stanley Cloud