The Spitfire Kids

The Spitfire Kids
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Publisher : Headline
Total Pages : 368
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ISBN-10 : 1472281993
ISBN-13 : 9781472281999
Rating : 4/5 (93 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Spitfire Kids by : Alasdair Cross

Download or read book The Spitfire Kids written by Alasdair Cross and published by Headline. This book was released on 2022-05-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER '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 World Service podcast Spitfire: The People's Story, we use contemporary diaries and memoirs, many of them previously unpublished, to tell the story of the Spitfire through the voices of the teenagers who risked everything to design, build and fly her.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.

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