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    DescriptionSpitfire Voices represents an important oral history of the Spitfire from the fighter pilot's perspective. Drawing upon the personal letters, diaries and memories of their families and comrades, the author recounts the deeply moving stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The book features the whole range of combat experienced by Spitfire pilots, from air combat to ground attack, deck-landings, crashes and bail-outs, victories and defeats. Copiously illustrated with photographs from the albums of the pilots concerned, Spitfire Voices represents exactly what it was like flying to war in a Spitfire - in the words of those who lived to tell their tales. includes 169 photographs

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    Spitfire Voices
    Life as a Spitfire Pilot in the Words of the Veterans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dilip Sarkar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9781445606958
    ISBN 10: 144560695X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBTD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS027120
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 940.54494109
    DC23: 940.5449410922
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, JWCM, NHD, NHWL, NHTD
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    24 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dilip Sarkar He has published over thirty books on the Battle of Britain, titles which include the only biographical works formally endorsed by the families of Douglas Bader. A retired policeman, in 2003 Dilip was made an MBE for services to aviation history, and elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society in 2006. He lives in Worcester.
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    A new and excellent book. Sarkar has, for many years, interviewed veterans and analysed the records of the air war in WW2... essential reading.' SPITFIRE: THE JOURNAL OF THE SPITFIRE SOCIETY. The first-hand combat experiences of Spitfire pilots from throughout the Second World War and in all theatres. 'I prepared my sights and set my gun button to "fire". The two specks were aircraft. Me 109s. I prepared for action - I was ready for a fight.' CEDRIC STONE, Spitfire Pilot, 48 Squadron, seven 'kills'.