By Nichol, John
'This is not just a tale of heroism in the skies . . . This is a tale of victory . . . Magnificently told in lip-biting detail' - Daily Mail (The Red Line,hardback edition) The perfect complimentary narrative to the bestselling memoir by Geoffrey Wellum - First Light. The Battle ...of Britain relived, written by someone who knows what it is like to realise the need to be flying a brilliant fighter aircraft, and also who understands the emotions of the pilots flying them. In time for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, John Nichol takes the reader on a riveting, moving and hair-raising flight - to discover how this iconic aircraft evolved into the deadliest fighterplane of World War Two. Describing the people who were behind the design of the aircraft, who pushed it through its various flight trials, the pilots who then took it into action over the skies of France at the start of the war, and then defended our country in that pivotal summer of 1940. From there it would go through countless innovations and updates until war was won and a flight of Spitfires took the honour fly past over Buckingham Palace in 1945. A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.Read more
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John Nichol served in the Royal Air Force for fifteen years. On active duty during the first Gulf War in 1991, his Tornado bomber was shot down during a mission over Iraq. Captured, tortured and held as a prisoner of war, John was paraded on television, provoking worldwide condemnation and leaving one of the most enduring images of the conflict. John is the bestselling co-author of Tornado Down and author of many highly acclaimed Second World War epics including Return of the Dambusters, Tail-End Charlies and Spitfire. He has made a number of TV documentaries with Second World War veterans, written for national newspapers and magazines, and is a widely quoted commentator on military affairs.
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