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Spitfire

  • Article 6436406 ISBN 9781471159237
  • John Nichol
  • Paperback
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Spitfire

  • Article 6436406 ISBN 9781471159237
  • John Nichol
  • Paperback

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The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today?

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The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved toda... y? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany's domination of Europe had looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn't planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of British engineering that would quickly pass into legend - the Spitfire. Bestselling author John Nichol's passionate portrait of this magnificent fighter aircraft, its many innovations and updates, and the people who flew and loved them, carries the reader beyond the dogfights over Kent and Sussex. Spanning the full global reach of the Spitfire's deployment during WWII, from Malta to North Africa and the Far East, then over the D-Day beaches, it is always accessible, effortlessly entertaining and full of extraordinary spirit. Here are edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the aircraft in battle-ready condition.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 30/08/2019
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Illustrations: 1x8pp colour
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 464
  • Dimensions (mm): 198x130x28mm
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 30/08/2019
  • Author:John Nichol

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