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Battle of Britain Voices- 37 Fighter Pilots tell their Extra

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Battle of Britain Voices- 37 Fighter Pilots tell their Extra

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The quality of first-hand accounts left by the Battle of Britain fighter pilots is astonishing. Many were written in the midst of the epic air battle: a hastily jotted-down diary, letters written to young wives, a contemporary interview with a journalist or a radio broadcast, and most poignant of all, the short books that were written to while away the weeks stuck in hospital bed whilst recovering from wounds received in battle. Some were written up in the cold light of day later in the war or just after, but they all share one feature, they were written before 'the Few' truly became etched in the mindset of the British people. The fighter pilots' modesty shines through. Battle of Britain histories often integrate testimony from pilots, but this is the first book to collect together substantial accounts to give a true idea of the exhilaration of being in a dogfight with a swarm of Messerschmitt 109s or the harrowing experience of being trapped in a burning cockpit.

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Stock Code: A8659.0
Author: Reeve J
ISBN13: 9781445686592
Height(mm): 234
Width(mm): 156
Page Count: 528
Publication Date: 3 Apr 2019
Publisher: AMBERLEY PUBLISHING
Publication Status: Available
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