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By Nicholas A. Veronico

"If you just have room on your assortment for one booklet on WWII-era warbird damage histories and recoveries, then it may be this one. Nicholas Veronico's thorough learn and transparent, concise writing variety make Hidden Warbirds a desirable pleasure to read." - Alan Griffith, writer of Consolidated Mess: The Illustrated consultant to Nose-turreted B-24 construction versions in USAAF wrestle Service

Aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico has been investigating and writing approximately plane wrecks for a few years. His web site, wreckchasing.com, is the go-to resource for lovers who need to know extra approximately the best way to find classic aircraft wrecks after which inform their tales. during this attractive new ebook, Veronico explores the romantic period of worldwide battle II Warbirds and the tales of a few of its most renowned wrecks, together with the "Swamp Ghost" (a B-17E which crashed in New Guinea within the early days of global struggle II and which used to be only in the near past recovered), and "Glacier Girl" (a P-38, a part of "The misplaced Squadron," which crashed in a wide ice sheet in Greenland in 1942). all through, Veronico presents a historical past of the plane, in addition to the original tale at the back of each one discovery and restoration with abundant illustrations. Hidden Warbirds is aviation background at its most sensible.

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THE BATTLE FOR WARSAW THE FIRST 96 HOURS O w i n g t o B o r - K o m o r o w s k i ' s m i s t a k e in g i v i n g the e x e c u t i o n o r d e r for the u p r i s i n g j u s t b e f o r e e v e n i n g curfew, m o s t o f the A K district l e a d e r s d i d n o t receive the o r d e r until the m o r n i n g o f 1 A u g u s t , g i v i n g t h e m only six t o eight h o u r s t o a s s e m b l e their t r o o p s . I n d e e d , m a n y p e r s o n n e l d i d n o t receive their o r d e r s t o a s s e m b l e until j u s t b e f o r e W - H o u r .

15 AK troops fail to capture the bank on Bielanksa Street. However, Stahel evacuates the small German garrison on the night of 3 August and the AK occupies the building the next morning. 16 The Jelen unit attacks the Gestapo Headquarters and is slaughtered. 17 Regiment Baszta's Battalion Baltyk attacks the SS-Polizei Barracks on Narbutta Street and is repulsed with 30 per cent losses. 18 The remainder of Regiment Baszta seizes the Krolikarnia Palace. 19 Evening: the AK attack against the SS-Polizei barracks on Narutowicz Square in Ochota fails, thereby preventing a link-up with the city centre.

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