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The Resource 'I Wish I Had Your Wings' : A Spitfire Pilot and Operation Pedestal, Malta 1942, Angus Mansfield, (electronic resource)

'I Wish I Had Your Wings' : A Spitfire Pilot and Operation Pedestal, Malta 1942, Angus Mansfield, (electronic resource)

Label
'I Wish I Had Your Wings' : A Spitfire Pilot and Operation Pedestal, Malta 1942
Title
'I Wish I Had Your Wings'
Title remainder
A Spitfire Pilot and Operation Pedestal, Malta 1942
Statement of responsibility
Angus Mansfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1942, the British launched Operation Pedestal in an attempt to deliver supplies to the stricken island of Malta, an Allied base which had been under Axis blockade for months. From August 9 to August 15, a convoy of some 50 ships ran the gauntlet of Axis bombers, submarines, E-boats, and minefields. Of the original 14 merchant vessels, only five reached Malta Grand Harbour. In 'I Wish I Had Your Wings', Angus Mansfield relates the experiences of two men involved in Pedestal, Captain David Macfarlane of MV Melbourne Star and his nephew David Mejor, one of the Spitfire pilots who fought to protect the convoy. Told using their log books, letters, and papers, this is the story of one family's contribution to a relief operation that cost of over 400 Allied lives, but which has gone down in history as one of the most important British strategic victories of World War II
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CtWfDGI
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Mansfield, Angus
Dewey number
  • 940.54/59410922
  • 940.54/59410922
Index
no index present
LC call number
D766.7.M43
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Operation Pedestal, 1942
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
'I Wish I Had Your Wings' : A Spitfire Pilot and Operation Pedestal, Malta 1942, Angus Mansfield, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2Njg4Nw==
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Publication
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Control code
frd00010103
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750966887
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750966887
  • (Sirsi) b1461723
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
'I Wish I Had Your Wings' : A Spitfire Pilot and Operation Pedestal, Malta 1942, Angus Mansfield, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2Njg4Nw==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00010103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750966887
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750966887
  • (Sirsi) b1461723
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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