Life As A Battle Of Britain Pilot
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Pitched into the maelstrom of air fighting in the summer of 1940, twenty-four-year-old Gordon Olive barely lived to tell this extraordinary tale of courage and endurance. As Britain fought alone for its survival, 'the Few' of RAF Fighter Command took to the air grievously outnumbered, many reaching breaking point, exhausted physically and mentally by unreleting, intense combat.
Life as a Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilot
Fighter Boy The Battle of Britain memoir of Hurricane pilot Barry Sutton, DFC. Full description
Answers such questions as: What was life like as an RAF Battle of Britain pilot What was it like to fly a fighter Who were the men that flew Spitfires and Hurricanes How did they spend a typical day Which was the better machine - Spitfire or Messerschmitt What unique challenges did a lone RAF pilot face at 30,000 feet
Summer 1940, Britain is on the brink, a mere 3,000 or so RAF fighter pilots stand between Hitler's Luftwaffe and its air supremacy over the skies of southern England - the prerequisite for a German invasion. What was it like to fly a Spitfire? To shoot down a German bomber over London? Or to be shot down by the closely matched Messerschmitt 109? This concise account of daily life in August and September 1940 is the ideal introduction to the story of the Battle of Britain and is illustrated with over fifty contemporary colour photographs.