Spitfire Pilot

by David Crook, Richard Overy

Spitfire Pilot Synopsis

Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitlers Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts the Battle of Britain seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron, which shot down over 100 planes in that epic contest. Often hopelessly outnumbered, in their state of the art Spitfires, Crook and his colleagues committed acts of unimaginable bravery against the Messerschmidts and Junkers. Many did not make it and the author describes the absence they leave in the squadron with great poignancy. Spitfire Pilot is justly regarded as one of the classics of WWII and this new paperback edition, 66 years on, includes an introduction by the historian Richard Overy.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906502041
Publication date: 9th June 2008
Author: David Crook, Richard Overy
Publisher: Grub Street
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Autobiography: historical, political & military, Second World War, Air forces & warfare,

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