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e-Book Air Bridge epub download

Author: Hammond Innes
ISBN: 0330343009
Pages: 383 pages
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Ltd (December 1, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Size ePUB: 1650 kb
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Size DJVU: 1704 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 204
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Subcategory: Literature

e-Book Air Bridge epub download

by Hammond Innes



IN THE SECTIONS of this book dealing with the Berlin Airlift I am indebted to the Royal Air Force, who flew me into blockaded Berlin and who gave me every facility for studying the lift, both on the ground and in the air. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation of the Air Ministry’s willingness to assist me and of the friendly co-operation I received from lift personnel at Wunstorf and Gatow at a time when they were very overworked

Authored by Hammond Innes, who witnessed the Berlin Airlift firsthand, Air Bridge is the incredible story of the men who fought impossible odds to win one of the most crucial battles of the Cold War.

Authored by Hammond Innes, who witnessed the Berlin Airlift firsthand, Air Bridge is the incredible story of the men who fought impossible odds to win one of the most crucial battles of the Cold War. Fiction Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Neil Fraser, former WW II hero, is a top notch mercenary pilot. But now he is on the run, and in need of a plane. Bill Saeton has risen from the flames of war with the dream of an air freight fleet. Fraser needs a plane. One would murder his best friend to get what he wants.

Ralph Hammond Innes CBE (15 July 1913 – 10 June 1998) was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books

Ralph Hammond Innes CBE (15 July 1913 – 10 June 1998) was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books. Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at Feltonfleet School, Cobham, Surrey where he was head boy and later at Cranbrook School in Kent. He left in 1931 to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times (at the time called the Financial News). The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937.

In 1939 Innes moved to a different publisher, and began to write compulsively, continuing to publish throughout his service in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War.

It was only an old curtain, but it gave it a more friendly air. The table was laid for four. Saeton crossed to a cupboard and brought out glasses and a bottle of whisky. I thought you were broke,’ Carter said.

Tart of it,’ I said guardedly. It was only an old curtain, but it gave it a more friendly air. Only bankrupts can afford to be spendthrifts. But though he laughed, there was no laughter in his eyes.

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Michael Randall flees to the wild seas around the Shetlands to escape an impossible dilemma. There he finds a North Sea oil rig, and the unlikely possibility of a new life.

Neil Fraser, former WW II hero, is a top notch mercenary pilot. My first Hammond Innes book,good enough to whet my appetite for more.

The story of an enterprise begun in a hangar on a deserted airfield in Wiltshire. The three men behind it are ex-RAF flyers. Against the background of a post-war blockade of Berlin, it tells of their attempts to get their machine on to the Airlift in time.
Vizil
Couldn't put it down. It's part history & part mystery. The characters are well portrayed.. The description of post war Germany & Russia & intrigue all kept me reading.
Ylonean
Wreck of Mary Deare much better..
Beranyle
Interesting adventure story set in England and Germany at the time of the Soviet blockade of Berlin. Exciting, not entirely believable, with some memorable moments.
Hilarious Kangaroo
One of Innes' best. Great period novel, really takes you there. I have almost all of his novels and this is a favorite.
Frosha
'Air Bridge' is one of Hammond Innes' best books. The plot is one of his cleverest and most audacious, and in Saeton he has created one of his most memorable antagonists.

Former WW2 pilot and aircraft engineer Neil Fraser has found it difficult to adjust to civilian life, and has been reduced to stealing planes and flying them overseas to make a living. On the run in England, Fraser stumbles across Saeton at a deserted former RAF airfield, and Saeton offers to keep him hidden from the authorities in exchange for Fraser building a new aircraft engine. The aim is to install the engine on an aircraft bound for the Berlin Airlift, with a view to showing off in the most public fashion the engine's superior performance and economy. But the plans for this new engine have allegedly been stolen from the Germans, and Saeton will stop at nothing to prevent this becoming public knowledge. Seaton's increasingly ruthless drive to both complete the engine and keep the secret result in his transformation from a flawed protagonist at the beginning of the story to a genuine villain at the end, and Fraser's attempts to escape the tightening net Saeton draws around him forms the centrepiece of the novel. Innes does an outstanding job of charting this battle of wills; Saeton's enthusiasm is infectious despite his maniacal obsession, and Fraser's criminal past means he has nowhere to turn when Saeton goes over the edge.

As always with Hammond Innes, the characters and setting make the book. The Berlin Airlift is realistically described and has an important place in events, and he does an excellent job in conveying the cold lonliness and claustrophobia of the abandoned wartime airfield. And the characters are some of his best; in addition to Fraser and Saeton, we have Tubby Carter as the naive-but-stubborn engineer, who works solidly at building the engine while blissfully unaware of the growing tension between the two main characters. There is Carter's wife, who uneasily balances romantic feelings for Saeton with her loyalty to Tubby. And then there is Else, the German girl whose father produced the plans Saeton allegedly stole. Innes traps all five characters at the deserted airfield early on, setting up an almost unbearable tension that results in the explosive events of the second half of the book. Saeton and his engines seem to dominate everyone and everything, and you always have the sense that the other characters are mere pawns in his hands, even if they don't know it.

For those new to Hammond Innes, I would strongly recommend 'Air Bridge' as a good place to start. All the Innes elements are in place; "everyman" protagonist, a memorable antagonist who is the most well-drawn character, strong and capable female characters, and realistic settings. 'Air Bridge' is one of Innes' best ever books, and I highly recommend it not only as a thriller, but also as an outstanding character study and piece of descriptive writing.

Five stars.