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The Blister Club

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photographs, maps, survival, military-history, WW2, Europe, airman, due-diligence, historical-figures, historical-places-events, historical-research*****

There's no debate that these downed airmen had the more hazardous task, but the incredible task of wading through 43,000 pages in 58 boxes of hand written accounts, typed first drafts, edited copies, final reports from US army air forces records is a close second in arduousness. These are the stories, in their own hands, of (primarily) American airmen evaders of WW2 who lived to utilize, write, and rewrite, the survival training of Escape and Evasion as instigated by Gen Curtis LeMay (Pacific Theater of Operations) and utilized in Europe. There was training and even a basic survival kit for each airman sent up. This book is a testimony to the bravery of the men (and the blisters on their feet) and effective use of the information supplied. Very well done!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Rowman & Littlefield, Stackpole Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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A great read on how pilots shot down n Europe evaded capture and returned to England. The stories are a quick read with great human interest retelling their escape. I found the bo9k interesting and a must read for the history buff.

Thank you to #NetGalleyfor the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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