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Ocean Bridge: History of RAF Ferry Command Hardcover – Sep 1997


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  • Hardcover: 458 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press; New edition edition (Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802006388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802006387
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 4.5 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,710,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'There are scores of stories within the narrative, made vivid through the querying of those who took part. You read about their motives, fears, survivals and casualties...A fascinating special history.' -- Douglas Fisher Legion 'This masterly piece of research will surely become the standard reference on the subject.' Aeroplane Monthly 'Well bound and printed, with 50 excellent black and white photos, this book will find a ready home on the shelf of anyone interested in military flying.' The Evening Telegram, St John's Newfoundland 'Christie has mastered a large body of documentation and interviews to write this historical account. Despite the enormous wealth of detail and a cast of thousands, he has managed to produce a clear narrative of interest to anyone who knows how challenging the Atlantic can be.' -- Sidney Allinson The Northern Mariner --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Carl A. Christie retired as Senior Research Officer of the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History in March 1996. He now lives in Winnipeg, where he teaches military and aviation history to Canadian Forces personnel as an associate professor of the Royal Military College of Canada's War Studies Programme. He is currently working on a one volume history of the RCAF. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherwood Ranger on 12 April 2011
Format: Hardcover
My interest was sparked as my father was killed in an Air crash. He was listed as a "civilian". My question was what was a civilian doing on a military aircraft. Was it a secret mission? This book began to put everything into context. I could not of imagined the scale of operation revealed by this narrative. Clandestine? Yes, but in reality an "open secret", that was highly paid, as compensation for the real and ever presents dangers. It shows a band of young adventures, who took incredible risks for incredible rewards. A revelation to the supply chains of World War2.
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Amazon.com: 1 review
A well-documented and thoroughly interesting account of RAF Ferry Command. 29 July 2013
By A. M. WYNTER - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A very detailed but readable history of the RAF Ferry Command. Apart from the historical treatment of Ferry Command there are many fascinating personal accounts. Extremely well-researched and documented. The few essential maps included could have been reproduced larger to make them easier to read.
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