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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 02:17 PM
Please, don't kill me for straying off-topic and recommending a book - it's closely related to the project I'm leading, so it's natural that want to bring this subject to broad audience:

I'd like to recommend you a book about Polish pilots that finally says truth about many things that are unknown for average reader or even for aviation enthusiast.

"A Question of Honor"

The book tells stories full of adventure and bravery, thus being accessible for everyone, not just history buffs.

Be sure to read the interview with authors on their website:
www.questionofhonor.com (http://www.questionofhonor.com)

Even the interview itself may teach you something new!





R. "Rola" Skibicki

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Polish Aviation Museum supports us!
http://www.muz-lotnictwa.krakow.pl

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 02:17 PM
Please, don't kill me for straying off-topic and recommending a book - it's closely related to the project I'm leading, so it's natural that want to bring this subject to broad audience:

I'd like to recommend you a book about Polish pilots that finally says truth about many things that are unknown for average reader or even for aviation enthusiast.

"A Question of Honor"

The book tells stories full of adventure and bravery, thus being accessible for everyone, not just history buffs.

Be sure to read the interview with authors on their website:
www.questionofhonor.com (http://www.questionofhonor.com)

Even the interview itself may teach you something new!





R. "Rola" Skibicki

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Polish Aviation Museum supports us!
http://www.muz-lotnictwa.krakow.pl

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 04:47 PM
yep, it`s basically a story of 303 Polish Sqn - and not that virtual one /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

a "must" read for me and also good preparation for Oleg`s next BoB sim - guess Poles will have a role to play there, heh ?/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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"He comes and stays with me, ADOLF GALLAND, you know, and he's, uh, he's a very . . . he's acquired a tremendous sense of humour. He's a very dear chap. I'm very fond of him."

SIR DOUGLAS BADER
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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 07:40 PM
Sounds like a good read.

A while ago I made a thoughtless crack about 'overexcited Polish pilots' in the Battle of Britain. I don't suppose anyone remembers it, but in case they do I apologise and take it back.

The rightful rebuke I got prompted me to have another look at the Polish Squadrons' record. I knew of course that their courage was extraordinary and their killrate formidable. I had formed a caricature view of Polish pilots as ferocious but reckless, taking very high risks for the sake of getting the kill.I was surprised to find that their losses were actually quite low compared to other squadrons. (Comparatively of course - the loss of life was still tragically high). I ended up being even more impressed by the skill and spirit of the Polish pilots.

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 11:13 AM
the BoB movie may have some fine air combat scenes and atmosphere, but should not be referred to for historical accuracy...starting with those spanish-built Bf109s and He111s.

BTW, hope Oleg has some relatives in the movie industry to do a re-make of the BoB movie.../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif sure the result would be better than with hollywood/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

just think of "Das Boot", which was originally thought to be produced in Hollywood with Robert Redford as "Der Alte"...Prochnow might have been less known at that time but but, god, what a masterpiece..

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"He comes and stays with me, ADOLF GALLAND, you know, and he's, uh, he's a very . . . he's acquired a tremendous sense of humour. He's a very dear chap. I'm very fond of him."

SIR DOUGLAS BADER
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