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 keep England throughout the conflict of england and in their wonderful betrayal through the us and England on the finish of global warfare II.
Centering on 5 pilots of the well known Kosciuszko Squadron, the authors convey how the fliers, pushed by means of their passionate wish to release their fatherland, got here to matter one of the so much heroic and winning fighter pilots of worldwide conflict II. Drawing at the Kosciuszko Squadron’s unofficial diary–filled with the fliers’ own reviews in combat–and on letters, interviews, memoirs, histories, and pictures, the authors deliver the lads and battles of the squadron vividly to lifestyles. We persist with the crucial characters from their education sooner than the struggle, via their hair-raising break out from Poland to France after which, after the autumn of France, to Britain. We see how, first taken care of with disdain by way of the RAF, the Polish pilots performed an important position in the course of the conflict of england, the place their daredevil ability in enticing German Messerschmitts in shut and lethal wrestle whereas conserving the planes of their personal teams quickly made them mythical. And we research what occurred to them after the battle, while their state was once deserted and passed over to the Soviet Union.
A query of Honor additionally provides us a revelatory heritage of Poland in the course of global battle II and of the numerous millions within the Polish military who fought with the Allies. It tells of the country’s never-ending 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 a big addition to the literature of worldwide battle II.
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