Angels in the Sky : How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

Angels in the Sky : How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

Book Title: Angels in the Sky : How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

Author: Matti Friedman

Format: Paperback | 464 pages

Publication Date: 30 Oct 2018

ISBN-13: 9780393356359

In 1948, when the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states, a band of volunteer airmen from the United States, Canada, Britain, France, and South Africa arrived to help. They were a small group, fewer than 150. Many were World War II veterans; most of them knowingly violated their nations' embargoes on the shipment of arms and aircraft to Israel. The airmen risked everything-their careers, citizenship, and lives-to fight for Israel. The saga of the volunteer airmen in Israel's war of independence stands as one of the most stirring-and little-known-war stories of the past century.