The Spitfire Kids

Author: ALASDAIR. BBC WORLDWIDE. CROSS
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'An inspirational read celebrating the incredible young people who gave so much for this iconic British aircraft'. John Nichol, bestselling author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story Despite the many films and television programmes over the decades since the end of the Second World War that portrays our allied heroes as grown-up men and women, the Battle of Britain was in the main actually fought and won by teenagers. The average age of an RAF fighter pilot was just twenty years old. Many of the men and women who designed and built their planes were even younger. Based on the hit BBC Radio podcast Spitfire: The People's Story, we use contemporary diaries and memoirs, many of them previously unpublished, to tell the story of the Spitfire through the voices of the teenagers who risked everything to design, build and fly her. This isn't a story of stiff-upper lips, stoical moustaches and aerial heroics; it's a story of love and loss, a story of young people tested to the very limits of their endurance. Young people who won a battle that turned a war.
The Spitfire Kids
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: ALASDAIR. BBC WORLDWIDE. CROSS, BBC Worldwide
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-13 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Ken Delve
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-06 - Publisher: The History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Dilip Sarkar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

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Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Peter R. March
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Philip Kaplan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-30 - Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

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