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Ocean Bridge: The History of RAF Ferry Command (Heritage) Paperback – 1 Oct 1997
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'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 "
'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 "
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12 April 2011
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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John C. Dommerman
A great researched history of how we got our stuff
26 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a student of military history, and find this book fills a niche in an area not often covered in the history of WWII. It is not the glamorous stories we are used to, of in your face armed combat in the air. It is of unsung heroes who maintained the supply lines and logistics of making victory possible and the obstacles and problems they overcame. A great researched history of how we got our stuff, over there, to make victory possible.
Full of fascinating history and information about the ferrying of ...
4 October 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Full of fascinating history and information about the ferrying of aircraft, and above all about the airmen and other people involved in the delivery of the planes.
A. M. WYNTER
A well-documented and thoroughly interesting account of RAF Ferry Command.
29 July 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
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.
31 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com