French pilots fought both for and against the allies during World War II. After the fall of France, many pilots achieved ace status flying with Vichy French squadrons, and in Russia flying Yaks on the Eastern Front. This volume includes many scale drawings of planes and archival photographs.French pilots fought both for and against the allies during World War II. After the fall of France, many pilots achieved ace status flying with Vichy French squadrons, and in Russia flying Yaks on the Eastern Front. This volume includes many scale drawings of planes and archival photographs.Read Less
Good. Very minimal damage to the cover no holes or tears, only minimal scuff marks minimal wear binding majority of pages undamaged minimal creases or tears. Book may have writing, underlining, highlighting, wear to cover and corners, notes in margins, writing.
Very Good paperback. Normal shelfwear to the exterior including heavy speckled dents to the front and the rear covers; heavy crease to the rear cover. Smudging/yellowing to the page-ends. Otherwise, pages, text, and numerous b&w and color images are clean and bright. Overall, a good reference copy. 96 pp.
Near Fine. 1855328984. Tight, clean and crisp. A hint of storage rubbing to rear, otherwise a gently read book in excellent condition. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library.; 9.61 X 7.09 X 0.39 inches; 96 pages.
Very Good. No Dj. Larger 8vo. pp.  96."French pilots endured fighting both with and against the Allies during World War 2. Possessing obsolescent aircraft at the outbreak of the war, the Armée de l'Air was decimated in the wake of the Blitzkrieg; however, a number of fighter units still achieved creditable scores flying Curtiss Hawks, Morane MS.406s and Dewoitine D.520s. Following the capitulation of France at the end of June 1940, many aces continued to fly with the now Vichy French Squadrons that were stationed in North Africa, and a number of these pilots subsequently saw action against their former Allies there. Numerous French pilots also escaped to Britain, and a handful achieved notable sucess with the RAF flying Hurricanes, Spitfires and Tempests. In Russia, the formation of the French-manned ‘Normandie-Niemen' regiment in 1943 also saw near on 40 pilots achieve ace status flying Yak fighters on the Eastern Front. "Please see more in the series in our military history catalogue. this is number 28 in the osprey Aircraft of the aces series.
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