Arrival of Eagles: Luftwaffe Landings in Britain 1939–1945

Grub Street Publishers
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A fascinating look at German planes that wound up in British territory during World War II, with photos.
 
During the Second World War, a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived in the United Kingdom or its coastal waters, but, as with the famous flight of Rudolf Hess, not all of them through “conventional” combat circumstances. Some got lost; others were brought by defectors; some were lured through electronic countermeasures by the RAF; and others were brought down in unusual circumstances. However they arrived, all manner of types appeared—He 111, Go 145, Me 110, Ju 88, Me 109 F and G, Fw 190, Do 217—and all were of great interest to the RAF.
 
In some cases, aircraft were repaired and test flown, betraying vital and invaluable information. In Arrival of Eagles, an author of numerous books on military aviation examines a selection of such intriguing cases and draws upon his own research, interviews, official reports, and eyewitness accounts to bring alive these truly unusual accounts, all richly illustrated with photographs.
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About the author

Andy Saunders has been involved with historic aviation for over thirty years and is well known in the aircraft preservation and restoration field. His specialist area of interest is in the air war over Europe, 1939–1945. One of the cofounders of Tangmere Aviation Museum, and its first curator, Saunders is also respected as a serious researcher and author and is a prolific contributor to the aviation press. He is passionate about flying and history, regularly traveling in search of historic aircraft and artifacts. He also acts as adviser or consultant to film and television companies and currently lives in East Sussex. He is the editor of Britain at War magazine.
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Publisher
Grub Street Publishers
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Published on
Oct 19, 2014
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781909808393
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Aviation
History / Military / World War II
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