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Spitfire Ace provides a vivid portrait of the few that flew in the Battle of Britain. The battle, in 1940, was one of the most famous air battles in the history of warfare. It is a story of ruthless organisation, and brilliant control and command. And at its heart is a legendary figure, the RAF fighter pilot, and one particular plane, a piece of machinery of almost mythic historical glamour: the Supermarine Spitfire. Spitfire Ace 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 what it was really like to fly a Spitfire and to experience combat flying at its most visceral.
©2005 Martin Davidson and James Taylor; (P)2005 Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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By Amazon Customer on 06-17-17

Brilliantly written, full of personal accounts!

Would you listen to Spitfire Ace again? Why?

Absolutely. It wasn't the usual dry recollection of events, but a relatable story full of personal accounts, action, and feelings. I only wish it was longer.

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By Mr P J Downey on 09-23-15

Succinct and good overall summary

Enjoyable, but it took time to get used to the slightly false accents. Not sure I did!

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By Rob on 01-02-15

Moving and informative

Well read book on a subject I have a big interest in. I was nice to hear first hand experiences of the battles they fought.

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