Life as a Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilot
15th June 2015
Summer 1940, Britain is on the brink, fewer than 3,000 RAF fighter pilots stand between Hitler’s Luftwaffe and air supremacy over the skies of southern England – the prerequisite for a German invasion.
What was it like to fly a Spitfire? To shoot down a German bomber over London? Or to be shot down by the closely matched Messerschmitt Me 109? This concise account of daily life in August and September 1940, written by a fighter pilot who fought in the Battle, is the ideal introduction to the story of the Battle of Britain. The book includes 43 contemporary colour and black-and-white photographs.