Behind the Glory ---the Plan That Won the Allied Air War ---Training Heroes in Canadian Skies ---a Signed Copy ( British Commonwealth Air Training Plan / aka: ( BCATP; "The Plan" )

By: Barris, Ted (signed)

Price: $13.23

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-----------hardcover, Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscibed on the title page by Barris, 358 pages, b&w photos, ---"When war broke out in Sept. 1939, the Allied air forces had few combat aircraft and even fewer military pilots ready to fight. In December 1939, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada created the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Most of the air crew training took place in Canada. The instructors moulded thousands of teenaged recruits into fighter and bomber pilots, navigators, air gunners, bomb aimers, wireless operators, and ground crew. They took pilots from elementary "circuits and bumps" on Fleet Finches to the rigours of aerobatics in Harvards, navigational practice in Ansons, or gunnery exercises in Fairey Battles. At its peak, the plan adminstered 107 schools and 184 other units at sites all across Canada, operated 11000 aircraft, and employed 104000 men and women. The BCATP trained 200,000 air crew in less than five years."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Behind the Glory ---the Plan That Won the Allied Air War ---Training Heroes in Canadian Skies ---a Signed Copy ( British Commonwealth Air Training Plan / aka: ( BCATP; "The Plan" )

Author Name: Barris, Ted (signed)

Illustrator: Garfield Ingram Cover Art

Categories: Military History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: MacMillan, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1992

ISBN Number: 0771591764

ISBN Number 13: 9780771591761

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 143746

Keywords: Ted Barris, Signed, Behind the Glory ... the Plan That Won the Allied Air War ... Training Heroes in Canadian Skies ...a Signed Copy, ( British Commonwealth Air Training Plan )