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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HAINING, PETER, COMPILER. (SIR RALPH SORLEY, 'JOHNNIE' JOHNSON, ERIC MARRS, JOHN ALLEN, 'GUN BUSTER', GAVIN LYALL, RONALD ADAMS, CHARLES GARDNER, SIR DOUGLAS BADER, BRIAN KINGCOME, R.F. HAMLYN, QUENTIN REYNOLDS, ADOLF GALLAND, H.E. BATES, ET AL.) Title: The Spitfire Log: A Tribute to the World's Most Famous Fighter Plane.
Description: Futura, London, 1990, reprint.. 160 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0708844383 "On 6 March 1936 was born one of the most famous and best-loved aeroplanes the world has ever known, the Spitfire. Just four years later its courageous young RAF pilots became the heroes of the Battle of Britain as they repelled the Luftwaffe attack. When, at the heigh of the conflict, supplies of metal for new Spitfires ran short, thousands of people donated old pots and pans for the sake of the gallant fighter. Today the Spitfire is still remembered with affection by all who flew in her. This tribute brings together a fascianting collection of writings by men who flew or admired her, from the top Allied flying ace of the Second World War, Air Vice Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson, to his German counterpart, General Major Adolf Galland, and from such illustrious names as H.E. Bates, Richard Hillary, Lord Beaverbrook and Richard Dimbleby. As well as thrilling accounts of aerial combat the book includes a Battl e o f B r itain chronology, a list of the twenty Spitfire squadrons and their bases, the plane's specifications, the story of its creation and a list of museums where Spitfires can now be seen." Interior - light cigarette odor, very light brownin g t o pa g es , otherwise clean and tight with no previous owner's marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, soft crease at top of front cover. Very Good.
Keywords: H.H. Strickland, F.A. Aikman, Richard Hillary, Pierre Clostermann, Cecil Beaton, Tom Berry, Howard Williams, Richard Dimbleby, Alexander Mckee, World War Ii, Aerial Combat, Dieppe, Dogfights, Battle Britain, Raf, Dunkirk, Flying Bombs, Pilots, Aces,
Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 24031
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