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By Carl Molesworth

This quantity examines the vibrant reports of the elite pilots of the AAF's 10th and Fourteenth Air Forces within the forgotten China-Burma-India theatre in the course of international struggle II. Inheriting the legacy of the yankee Volunteer team (AVG), devices similar to the twenty third FG held the road opposed to overwhelming eastern forces till the coming of the 1st P-38s and P-51s in 1944. The Warhawk turned synonymous with the efforts of the AAF within the CBI, getting used by means of a few forty aces to say 5 or extra kills among 1942-45. This quantity is the 1st of 4 to hide the exploits with the P-40 in the course of international conflict II, with insurance of the AVG, Pacific and Mediterranean/North African devices coated in different volumes. The ebook outlines the exploits of the aces, together with special biographies and listings. There are specifically commissioned 1/72-scale drawings and archival photos.

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54 Discipline was too ingrained. Soldiers welcomed the organisation and control measures instituted at the various reception screen centres. The horrors of the retreat bespoke a potential collapse that few could imagine or even wished subconsciously to contemplate. The 'system' in effect held them together. The formation of a defensive crust along the Albert canal at the beginning of September was a demonstrative example of the recuperative ability of the German General Staff to stave off total defeat.

The pocket is nearly closed, and the enemy is already at Rouen. I don't think I shall ever see my home again. However we are fighting for Germany and our children, and what happens to us matters not. '" A soldier in any case never benefited from the peace and solitude necessary to gloss over the course of the war. His immediate concern was survival. A universal worry was not death, but worse - that one may not come out of the war sound in mind and 53 IT NEVER S N O W S IN SEPTEMBER limb. Nobody wanted to die a hero's death or suffer mutilation at this stage.

Disciplined and willing, their conception of heroic service was to prove a bitter disappointment. Older age groups were also appearing for the first time. Fathers of families of up to 40 years old were mixed with previous exemptions from service — the non-essential factory workers, small shop-keepers and petty officials who had hoped to remain in the Reich until the end of the war. After a short training they fitted in, often looking after the youngsters in their units with the same fatherly concern they might have shown their own offspring, but for the accident of war.

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