Summer of 1940 and the Battle of Britain -- the darkest days of WWII. England stood alone, fighting for its life against the powerful German war machine. The celebrated squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb skill in the air helped save England during its most desperate hours -- lionized by the British press, congratulated by the King, adored by the British public--is painted with an immediacy that vividly brings to life those harrowing days.
800x600 Author ARKADY FIEDLER (1894-1985), was born in Poznan, Poland, educated at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, in Poznan and at the University of Leipzig. A best-selling travel writer researching in Tahiti when WWII began, Fiedler made his way back to Europe and joined the Polish Army in France after Poland had fallen to the Germans. His 32 books have been translated into 23 languages selling over 10 million copies. 303 Squadron is his most famous and popular book. Translator JAREK GARLINSKI, born in London, England, grew up bilingual in English and Polish. His father, noted historian and author Jozef Garlinski, and his mother Eileen Short-Garlinska, one of only a few Britons who spent WWII in Warsaw, both served in the Polish Underground Army during the war. Educated at the University of Nottingham, the University of Grenoble, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London, Garlinski is fluent in French, Russian, English and Polish, with a distinguished career in education. He has translated numerous books of Polish literature and history, specializing in the WWII era. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
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