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Churchill's Flights

Churchill's Flights [Kindle Edition]

Jerrard Tickell
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For Sir Winston Churchill no risk was too great if it would help Britain win the war.

As he criss-crossed the world, negotiating crucial pacts with the Allies, or supporting the generals and troops on the ground, the only way to get around was by plane.

But with the entire world caught up in war, the skies were far from safe.

Hitler’s mighty Luftwaffe were geared up and ready to attack. If they could bring down Churchill's plane, Britain's resistance might crumble, and the war might still be turned in Germany's favour.

The York Ascalon and her Douglas C54 Skymaster successor were chosen as Churchill's personal aircraft during the Second World War. And John Mitchell, a junior officer, was selected to navigate the aircraft.

Over the next few years, Mitchell became a friend and confident Churchill: the man who grappled with the red dispatch boxes in the stateroom of what he called “my aerial yacht”.

From the log books and diaries of Group Captain Mitchell, Jerrard Tickell tells the dramatic inside story of those heroic flights.

'Churchill's Flight's' is a fascinating insight into the risks run by Britain's wartime leader, and the heroism and dedication of the staff who supported him. It is a book no one interested in WWII will want to miss.

Jerrard Tickell was born in Dublin and educated in Tipperary and London. He joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1940 and was commissioned in 1941, when he was appointed to the War Office. Between 1943 and 1945 his official duties took him to Africa, the Middle East, Washington DC, Canada, the West Indies, and Europe. He wrote 21 novels, including the best-selling 'Appointment With Venus', as well as several non-fiction books.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 424 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (1 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQQQ94Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #187,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.7 out of 5 stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and engaging 30 July 2013
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This is a must for anyone with an interest in military history, battles, aviation or WW2. Thoroughly researched but with an engaging narrative this makes for a really interesting historical read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars short but enjoyable 13 Mar 2014
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Fascinating insight into the hidden role of support personnel, albeit with a vital mission.
Transport crews served bravely and risked their lives in unarmed aircraft and are generally overlooked.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 2 Feb 2014
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Was free on kindle enjoyed book very good part of ww2 you don't always think about very good well told
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice insight 28 Sep 2013
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Well written, too. A most enjoyable look behind the curtain, and the challenges of diplomacy and navigation whilst driving WSC around the dangerous skies.
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