“Lost Eagles” Makes List of Top 50 Books on the Great War

by Shaun Manning on November 16, 2011

the cover of "Lost Eagles: One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars" by Blaine PardoeBlaine Pardoe’s Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars (University of Michigan Press, 2010) is among the top 50 entries on the Great War Essential Reading List. The list, which includes listings for and discussions of more than 1200 titles, featured Lost Eagles on its Facebook page counting down the best of the best titles on World War I from its exhaustive registry.

Pardoe’s biography of Frederick Zinn details how Zinn developed a system for determining the fates of air force pilots shot down behind enemy lines, a system that has continued from its early deployment in World Wars I and II through to today.

Congratulations to the author on making the list!

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