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Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story

Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story (Hardback)

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Last Hope is the story of the often heroic by governments to provide their aerial warriors with the tools to evade capture when forced down in enemy controlled territory, as told by the most visible and visually stunning artifact of this effort, the Blood Chit. Illustrated with the most comprehensive collection of color photographs of Blood Chits and related evasion aids ever assembled, it provides readers an unparalleled opportunity to discover the beauty and variety of these lifesaving artifacts of war. In addition to Blood Chits, a number of the beautiful theater-made souvenir patches in the form of Blood Chits are also illustrated. This definitive history of Blood Chits from their infancy at the dawn of the air age through their maturity at the close of World War II was compiled from accounts provided by more than fifty veteran airmen and intelligence officers from around the world, and from more than seventy formerly classified government documents.

Last Hope is a thoroughly annotated and fully illustrated journey into the secretive world of air crew evasion and escape aides for the casual reader and serious researcher alike, and is a valuable resource for the military and aviation enthusiast, collector, researcher, and museum curator.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesIntelligence, Strategy & tacticsMilitary tacticsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 24/04/1997 ISBN-13: 9780764302220  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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