Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot by Jonathan Falconer

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Southern England. Late summer 1940. The nation is fighting for its very survival and the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive is unrelenting. All that lies between invasion and salvation for Britain is the 'thin blue line' of RAF Fighter Command and its pilots. This newly illustrated anniversary edition of Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot reveals what it was like to fly a fighter plane in the Battle of Britain. Who were the Spitfire and Hurrican pilots of 1940? How did they spend a typical day? And when pitched together in combat at 30,000 feet, which was the better machine - Spitfire or Me109? Read Lilfe as a Battle of Britain Pilot and then ask yourself: would I have been up to the job?
 

About Jonathan Falconer

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Jonathan Falconer has written widely on RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. His published works include Stirling at War, RAF Bomber Airfields of World War Two, The Dambusters Story, and Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945.
 
Published September 16, 2011 by The History Press. 96 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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