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Wings

(2012)
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The Royal Air Force is synonymous with its heroic achievements in the summer of 1940, when Winston Churchill's 'famous few' - the Hurricane and Spitfire pilots of RAF Fighter Command - held Goering's Luftwaffe at bay in the Battle of Britain, thereby changing the course of the war. For much of the twentieth century, warplanes were fixed in the world's imagination, a symbol of the perils and excitements of the modern era. But within the space of a hundred years, military aviation has morphed from the exotic to the mundane. An activity which was charged with danger - the domain of the daring - is now carried out by computers and pilotless drones.

Aviators have always seemed different to soldiers and sailors - more adventurous, questing and imaginative. Their stories gripped the public and in both wars and air aces dominated each side's propaganda, capturing hearts and dreams. Writing with the verve, passion and the sheer narrative aplomb familiar to many thousands of readers from his bestselling Second World War aerial histories, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, Patrick Bishop's Wings is a rich and compelling account of military flying from its heroic early days to the present.



Used availability for Patrick Bishop's Wings

Hardback Editions

April 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: Wings
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-7531-5326-2 / 978-0-7531-5326-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wings: The RAF at War, 1912-2012
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-84887-892-3 / 978-1-84887-892-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Wings
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-7531-5327-0 / 978-0-7531-5327-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wings: The RAF at War, 1912-2012
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-84887-893-1 / 978-1-84887-893-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2013 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Wings
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4079-3834-7 / 978-1-4079-3834-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: Wings
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4079-3836-3 / 978-1-4079-3836-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: Wings
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4079-3835-5 / 978-1-4079-3835-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wings: The RAF at War, 1912-2012
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU