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The Resource Airmen without portfolio : U.S. mercenaries in Civil War Spain, John Carver Edwards ; foreword by Robert Lee Scott

Airmen without portfolio : U.S. mercenaries in Civil War Spain, John Carver Edwards ; foreword by Robert Lee Scott

Label
Airmen without portfolio : U.S. mercenaries in Civil War Spain
Title
Airmen without portfolio
Title remainder
U.S. mercenaries in Civil War Spain
Statement of responsibility
John Carver Edwards ; foreword by Robert Lee Scott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, this work chronicles the lives and military careers of 12 American mercenary pilots who flew for the Spanish Republican government against the combined air forces of Nationalist Spain, Italy, and Germany. Drawing upon the memoirs of these aviators and appropriate secondary scholarship, the author examines each U.S. flyer's political and personal motivation for opposing Fascism as the world prepared
  • for World War II. His findings are as surprising as they are varied. This book also offers an insightful glimpse into the day-to-day lives of these airmen at the squadron level during their eight month tour in Spain. It describes their interaction with their Spanish and Russian comrades, the types of aircraft they flew, the skill and resourcefulness of the enemy pilots they dogfought, the international repercussions of their presence abroad, and the hostile treatment
  • they would incur from their own government
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, John Carver
Dewey number
946.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DP269.4
LC item number
.E38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Americans
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Americans
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
Airmen without portfolio : U.S. mercenaries in Civil War Spain, John Carver Edwards ; foreword by Robert Lee Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35138372
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 150 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780275957421
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96029350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Airmen without portfolio : U.S. mercenaries in Civil War Spain, John Carver Edwards ; foreword by Robert Lee Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35138372
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 150 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780275957421
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96029350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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