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Spitfire : a very British love story

Author: John Nichol
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany's domination of Europe looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britian would be defeated in the skies over the southern coast, confident his Messerchmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn't planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Nichol
ISBN: 9781471159206 1471159205 1471176886 9781471176883
OCLC Number: 1027825983
Notes: "A CBS Company."
Description: xiii, 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Introduction --
1. Birth of a fighter --
2. The fall of France --
3. The battle for Britain --
4. Rhubarbs, ramrods and circuses --
5. Spitfire women --
6. malta --
7. Dieppe, August 1942 --
8. North Africa --
9. The relentless fight in Europe --
10. Italy --
11. Spitfires out East --
12. A foothold in France --
13. The beginning of the end --
14. The last salute.
Responsibility: John Nichol.

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