The Few

  • by Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was the summer of 1940, and World War II had been raging for nearly a year. Buoyed by his successes on the Continent, Hitler was now planning an invasion of England to seal Europe's fate.Though the United States was still a neutral country, a few Americans decided they couldn't remain on the sidelines. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force to defend the country - with the future of civilization hanging in the balance.The Few tells the dramatic and unforgettable story of these Americans who defied their own country's neutrality laws and risked their very citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" who, with minimal training but plenty of guts, dueled the skilled and fearsome aces of Germany's Luftwaffe.By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Some five years later, at war's end, just one of them would be alive. Winston Churchill once said famously of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few."

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Great narrative, bricked.

A superb history filled with first hand accounts and well researched and documented events. Nearly put off by the narrator with his odd accents and references to things like 'Em Kay eleven (Mk II)' Hurricanes. I would like to have seen one of those. Stukageswader II (St.G II) is canonised as 'Saint Gee two'. If you can get past having a narrator who doesn't understand the acronyms in the text and has a funny idea of what a spoken English accent sounds like, then this book is probably just the ticket, old boy. Tally ho!
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- Andrew Lansley

awesome

Thank you for writing this book. I also want to thank every man who came to the UKs aid during the Battle for Britain. I SALUTE YOU
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-10-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio