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By Richard Townshend Bickers

WWII. 1943.

Along the coasts of occupied Europe, moves opposed to enemy transport are one of the most deadly of the R.A.F.’s operations.

Even extra deadly are assaults on enemy-held harbours.

Most perilous of all…: air moves within the fjords of Norway. slender and twisting, precipitous mountains tower on either side. Freezing water skill demise to any airman shot down.

As bold pilot Bob Allard and his navigator Stephen Barnes set of on one such challenge, they've got little notion of what awaits them…

An emergency touchdown in Nazi-occupied Norway marks the genuine starting in their adventure.

Can they continue to exist in those inhospitable stipulations, get away catch via the Germans, and get in touch with the underground Milorg crew to safe their manner home?

Depicting the braveness and resistance of the Norwegians lower than brutal Nazi oppression – and the ability and crafty of those R.A.F. airmen – ‘The Beaufighters’ compellingly intertwines the narratives of those countries of their struggle opposed to the Germans.

Praise for Richard Bickers:

'A exciting web page turner.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling writer of 'Trade Off'.

Richard Townsend Bickers volunteered for the RAF at the outbreak of the second one international battle and served, with an everlasting fee, for eighteen years. He wrote a number army fiction and non-fiction books, together with ‘Torpedo Attack’, ‘My Enemy got here Nigh’ and ‘Summer of No Surrender’.

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American carriers were thus very keen to obtain new equipment. The fact that newer planes offered lower operating costs was a helpful, but not crucial, factor in this regard. Airlines pressed manufacturers like Boeing to develop newer models. This was especially true where jet-engined aircraft were concerned. The prestige associated with operating jet aircraft was such that airlines pushed Boeing and Douglas to develop commercially viable models in the 1950s. 65 In 1978, this all changed. The CAB was abolished and air carriers could now compete on price.

Finally, important buyers of products like aircraft may have considerable influence over trade policy formulation. 29 Firm's trade preferences can develop in other ways, however. 30 This is Cooperation in International Political Economy manifest in the high degree of firm collaboration in the sector. 31 Firm collaboration of this sort can take many forms, including licensed production, joint funding of research and development costs or, more formally, equity swaps or the creation of a jointly held company.

Only after a decade of operation did the Community begin to play a role in the commercial policies of AI. 54 The Commission was also concerned about the growing presence of American producers inside the Community and the report was a defensive attempt to foster European cooperation before the Community's firms could be split off from one another. By 1975, Italy, Belgium and Holland had signed various cooperative agreements with US aerospace firms, mainly for production of US fighter aircraft. 55 Amid a general gloom about the prospects for the sector, the Action Programme identified two reasons to be hopeful about the long-term prospects for the European industry.

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