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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

Spitfire: A Very British Love Story (Hardback)

By Nichol, John

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'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.
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ISBN 9781471159206
Released NZ 1 Jun 2018
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781471159206
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Released 1 Jun 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nichol, John
Category World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Military Vehicles
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 358.4383
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Spitfire Fighter plane - History, Spitfire (Fighter plane) - History
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade