Spitfire : the autobiography / Jon E. Lewis.
By: Lewis, Jon E.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Robinson, 2010Description: 328 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849013925 (pbk.); 1849013926 (pbk.).Subject(s): Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940 | Spitfire (Fighter plane) -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British | Air pilots -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.54211
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A celebration of the machine and the men who took to the skies in defence of Britain. It is also the dramatic illustration of a little understood truth: the Spitfire did more than win the Battle of Britain - it won the war. It was not Stalingrad which turned the corner of the war against Hitler, it was the Spitfire in the summer of 1940 when RAF Fighter Command destroyed the myth of Nazi invincibility.
Praise for his previous books:
London: The Autobiography:
'Fascinating ... brings the story of London to life' Good Book guide
The English Soldier: The Autobiography :
'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army
'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' Daily Express
'[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph
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