Warriors of the Sky: Springbok Air Heroes in Combat

Warriors of the Sky: Springbok Air Heroes in Combat

ISBN: 1844153371

ISBN 13: 9781844153374

Publication Date: March 01, 2006

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

Pages: 272

Format: Hardcover

Author: Peter Bagshawe

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This is a collection of fifty exciting short stories written by pilots of the South African Air Force. The majority concern World War II when, along with other Commonwealth air forces, the SAAF fought alongside the RAF in the war-torn skies over Europe. The book captures the esprit de corps that existed between all the nationalities that fought on the Allied side and creates a splendid record of the many heroic actions in which the Springbok pilots fought. Some of the other stories relate flying in the border wars that South Africa fought in post-war years, often against vastly superior and better equipped communist inspired regimes.

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