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FIGHTERS OVER THE AEGEAN
FIGHTERS OVER THE AEGEAN
Πρώτη έκδοση: 2012ISBN: 978-1-78155-044-1
Εκδόσεις: Fonthill Media Ltd.
Συγγραφέας: Brian Cull

16 x 24 εκ. 256 σελίδες


Το βιβλίο γραμμένο στην Αγγλική γλώσσα, παραθέτει για πρώτη φορά στοιχεία από τις αεροπορικές επιχειρήσεις πάνω από το Αιγαίο, κατά τον Β΄ παγκόσμιο πόλεμο.



Στο σημείωμα του εκδότη διαβάζουμε:


At the Casablanca Conference in January 1943, the fate of Greece and the Aegean Islands was decided by the Allies. While Britain pushed for a full-scale invasion of the Dodecanese Islands and the Greek mainland, the Americans were determined to concentrate all their forces on capturing Sicily and then invading southern Italy. Without American support, a weakened British force set forth to make the invasion alone, with disastrous results.


From the doomed Hurricane attack on Crete (Operation Thesis) – an attempt to divert Axis attention from Sicily – to the British landings on islands of Kos and Leros – when the RAF was overpowered by the Luftwaffe – Fighters Over The Aegean is the first comprehensive account of aerial operations over the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean.


The British did enjoy some success: Beaufighters from North Africa and Cyprus roamed over the Aegean attacking shipping and aerial transports with the help of Seafires, Wildcats and Hellcats of the Fleet Air Arms; and specially-modified Spitfires hunted down high-altitude Ju86R spy planes used by the Luftwaffe  based on Crete. After taking a heavy toll, the Germans eventually withdrew from the Aegean and the Greek mainland.


Calling on many first-hand accounts – the personal memoirs and official reports of British, German and Italian aircrew – Fighters Over The Aegean is a detailed and compelling portrayal of a fascinating and often neglected campaign of the Second World War.

Timestamp: 13 August 2016 - 12:45:46