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    DescriptionThis is the incredible true story of a wartime sisterhood of women pilots: a group of courageous pioneers who took exceptional risks to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to the frontlines of World War II. The women pilots of Air Transport Auxiliary came from all countries and backgrounds. Although not allowed into combat, they demonstrated astonishing bravery in their supporting role: flying unarmed, without radios or instruments, and at the mercy of the weather and enemy aircraft, they delivered battle-ready planes to their male counterparts, the fighter pilots of the RAF. The story of these remarkable women pilots - among them Amy Johnson and Lettice Curtis - is a riveting account of women in wartime, and a fitting tribute to their spirit and valour.


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    Title
    Spitfire Women of World War II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Whittell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007235360
    ISBN 10: 0007235364
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, BTM, JWL, JWG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    DC22: 940.544941082
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1D
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, JWCM, NHD, NHWL, JWL, DNXM
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Giles Whittell is a leader- and feature-writer for 'The Times' and was previously the paper's correspondent in Los Angeles and Moscow. His other books include 'Lambada Country' and 'Extreme Continental', describing his travels by bike and motorbike through Eastern Europe and Central Asia during the collapse of the Soviet Union. He lives in London with his wife and three sons.
    Review quote
    'Superb...At long last these magnificent women have the tribute they deserve.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Thrilling...true adventure stories.' The Times 'The breadth of Whittell's research leaps off the page in telling encounters with the now-aged survivors.' Scotsman 'Extraordinary stories.' Daily Mail 'Giles Whittell's affectionate book reads like a Boy's Own adventure turned on its head...and uncovers some exceptional tales.' Financial Times 'Reading it is a bumpy flight as well as an exciting one...the author's enthusiasm carries the day.' TLS 'Extraordinary stories of women who had little fear and minimal concern for the enormous step they were taking in banging "Good grief, it's a girl!" condescension on the head.' Good Housekeeping 'An eye-opening and at times very moving illustration of the courage and sacrifice of women who deserve to be remembered alongside their more celebrated male counterparts.' Literary Review