Behind the Glory: Canada's Role in the Allied Air War by Ted Barris

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By Ted Barris

During this sixtieth anniversary version is Ted Barris' telling of the original tale of Canada's biggest global conflict II expenditure - $1.75 billion in a Commonwealth-wide education scheme, established in Canada that provided the Allied air warfare with approximately 1 / 4 of one million certified airmen. inside its five-year life-span, the BCATP provided a continual move of battle-ready pilots, navigators, instant radio operators, air gunners, flight engineers, riggers and fitters or most commonly often called floor team, mostly for the RCAF and RAF in addition to the USAAF. whereas the tale of such a lot of males graduating from the main notable air education scheme in historical past is compelling adequate, Ted Barris deals the untold tale of the teachers - the boys in the back of the dignity - who taught these airmen the important air strength trades that make certain Allied victory over Europe, North Africa and the Pacific. In Winston Churchill's phrases, the BCATP proved "the decisive factor" in profitable the second one international battle. This sixtieth anniversary version arrives as Canada maintains to have fun 2005 because the 12 months of the Veteran. Ted Barris interviewed greater than 2 hundred teachers and utilizing their anecdotes and viewpoints he recounts the tale of the flyers who coped with the risks of educating missions and the disappointment of combating the struggle hundreds of thousands of miles clear of front with no wasting their enthusiasm for flying.

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