Flying Machines and Their Heroes

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

Against All Odds: The Guinea Pig Story Publisher's Summary

The second book in this series follows the history of the "Guinea Pig Club". Founded by the brilliant plastic surgeon, Sir Archibald McIndoe, this is probably the most exclusive club in the world, and one no one would want to join given the chance. McIndoe directed operations, re-constructing his patients and inspired them to rebuild their own lives. The spirit of the Guinea Pigs, over 600 brave young men who weren't defeated, but rose again to victory, has lived on for 60 years, and this is the remarkable story of those heroic men and the vital battles they fought, both in the air and on the ground.

©2015 Errol Kennedy (P)2015 Errol Kennedy
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Against All Odds: The Guinea Pig Story

    • Flying Machines and Their Heroes Volume 2
    • By: Errol Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Alan Carr, Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The second book in this series follows the history of the "Guinea Pig Club". Founded by the brilliant plastic surgeon, Sir Archibald McIndoe, this is probably the most exclusive club in the world, and one no one would want to join given the chance. McIndoe directed operations, re-constructing his patients and inspired them to rebuild their own lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By PRC on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • By Day and By Night: The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story

    • Flying Machines and Their Heroes, Volume 3
    • By: Errol Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Edward Woodward
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The third book in the series tells the amazing story of the most renowned bombers of World War II: America's B-17 - the "Flying Fortress" - and Britain's Lancaster Bomber. The B-17s of the "Mighty Eighth", with their unique, robust design, took flight across Europe in broad daylight, at the expense of horrific losses of men and aircraft. The star of the B-17 section was the Memphis Belle, the first UK-based B-17 to successfully complete 25 missions and return to the USA a true hero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By PRC on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $3.95

  • Book 4

    • Two Legends of WWII: The Spitfire and Mustang Story

    • Flying Machines and Their Heroes, Volume 4
    • By: Errol Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The fourth book in the series tells the amazing story of the two most famous fighters in World War II. The Spitfire, the much-loved aircraft of the British nation and the RAF, became a symbol of British strength, hope, and defiance during WWII. The Mustang was unquestionably the finest of all the USAF fighters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, a Refreshing and Honest overview

    • By PRC on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $3.95

  • Book 5

    • The Piston Warriors of WWII

    • Flying Machines and Their Heroes, Book 5
    • By: Errol Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Shane Rimmer
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The fifth book in this series recounts the nostalgic and moving history of fighting in the skies during World War II, from every fighting air force on both sides of the Atlantic, and the stories of the men and machines that made those forces great. It follows the development of military aircraft - the RAF and the USAF - from fighters to the big bombers that ruled our skies during World War II from the Battle of Britain to the atom bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book by Errol Kennedy

    • By PRC on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $6.95