Spitfire Ace.

By Martin Davidson & James Taylor

Printed: Circa 2010

Publisher: Channel Four Books. London

Dimensions 20 × 26 × 2.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 20 x 26 x 2.5

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In the original dustsheet. Navy cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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The Battle of Britain, 1940, was one of the most famous air battles in the history of warfare and it is a story of ruthless organisation, brilliant control and command. But at its heart is one particular figure, a legend ever since – the RAF fighter pilot. And one particular plane – a piece of machinery that has almost mythic historical glamour – the Supermarine Spitfire.

Spitfire Ace reintroduces the few that flew in the Battle of Britain and includes interviews with many of the surviving veteran Spitfire pilots. Combined with a historical narrative of the events surrounding the Battle of Britain, you will learn for the first time what it was really like to fly a Spitfire and to experience combat flying at its most visceral.

Fully illustrated with 16 pages of photographs and contemporary archive material, Spitfire Ace provides a vivid portrait of the fighter boys and their finest hour, their planes (including Spitfires, Hurricanes and Messerchmitts) and Fighter Command – RAF versus the Luftwaffe.

Review: Very informative, enlightening and entertaining and covering the war time stories of a number of Spitfire pilots. Once started it’s a difficult to put this book down!

Martin Davidson is one of Britain’s leading television producers, specializing in history and arts programmes. He was the executive produce of Channel 4’s series and book of the same name Spitfire Ace and is the author of other books such as The Consumerist Manifesto and A Visitor’s Guide to a History of Britain.

James Taylor is a writer and television researcher. He joined RDF Media in 2001, where has worked on a broad range of series including Spitfire Ace and Carthage: The Roman Holocaust.

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