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Author Strever-Morkel, Gail.

Title On laughter-silvered wings : the story of Lt. Col. E.T. (Ted) Strever DFC / Gail Strever-Morkel. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Pen & Sword, 2013.
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Contents Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Chapter 1 -- In at the Deep End; Chapter 2 -- Ignorance is Bliss?; Chapter 3 -- From Whence He Came; Chapter 4 -- A Shifting Permanence; Chapter 5 -- Like Father, Like Son; Chapter 6 -- Turning Point; Chapter 7 -- Bucking the System; Chapter 8 -- Taking Flight; Chapter 9 -- Cloud Nine; Chapter 10 -- Taking the Controls; Chapter 11 -- The Big, Wide World; Chapter 12 -- Puttin' on the Ritz; Chapter 13 -- Dive-Bombing and Boyish Pranks; Chapter 14 -- Where There's a Will, There's a Way!
Chapter 15 -- Doing the Flying Cha-Cha-ChaChapter 16 -- Thumb Twiddling; Chapter 17 -- Bombay and Biding Time; Chapter 18 -- A Flamer -- As Fate Would Have It!; Chapter 19 -- The Soft Touch of Home; Chapter 20 -- Burma: 'With Speed to the Stars'?; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This well written and thoroughly researched biographical account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot (the author's father) is sure to appeal widely. The story is by necessity highly personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of challenging experiences, flying coastal strike missions in the Mediterranean and North Africa, then in the Far East against the Japanese. The story is full of personal perspectives and gets off to a thorough and engrossing operational start, before retracing the personal family story t.
Subject Strever, E. T.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Biography.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00549585
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject Air pilots, Military -- South Africa -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.
Air pilots, Military. (OCoLC)fst00802472
Military operations, Aerial -- British. (OCoLC)fst01710205
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781783830152 : $12.99
1783830158 : $12.99
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