Author: James Wright
Author: Malcolm Brown
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
Category: World War, 1939-1945
When Sam is evacuated, he might as well be going to the Moon.
Author: Ian MacDonald
Category: Adventure stories
When Sam is evacuated, he might as well be going to the Moon. Ten year old Sam watches the familiar sight of London Tower disappear in a cloud of steam as he sets off on a journey to the unfamiliar world of country cottages, farmyard animals and a hostile welcome at the village school.
Spitfire Summer is the story of that extraordinary time: packed full of unique material and first-hand accounts from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, it tells of the men and women who won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer ...
Author: Malcolm Brown
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
In the summer 1940 Britain stood alone as Nazi Germany was swiftly tightening its grip on Europe. Hitler's forces appeared to be invincible, having swept through Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Invasion seemed inevitable as the Führer's eyes turned to Britain, isolated against the might of fascism. But Hitler reckoned without the indomitable will and spirit of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill. Spitfire Summeris the story of that extraordinary time: packed full of unique material and first-hand accounts from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, it tells of the men and women who won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer, at home and in the air.
The Daily Sketch , for one , brilliantly headlined Luftwaffe unquestionably made
him one of the heroes its support for the campaign with the words , ' From the of
the ' Spitfire Summer ' . He was determined to lead by Frying Pan into the Spitfire !
Author: Peter Haining
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Author: Terrance Dicks
Category: Ghost stories
This edition also features an audio CD with first - hand dramatic accounts of the summer of the Spitfire.
Author: Malcolm Brown
In the summer of 1940 Britain stood alone as Nazi Germany was swiftly tightening its grip on Europe. Hitler's forces appeared to be invincible, having swept through Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Invasion seemed inevitable as the Fuhrer's eyes turned to Britain, isolated against the might of fascism. But Hitler reckoned without the indomitable will and spirit of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill. ''Spitfire Summer'' is the story of that extraordinary time: packed full of unique material and first - hand accounts from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, it tells of the men and women who won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer, at home and in the air. This edition also features an audio CD with first - hand dramatic accounts of the summer of the Spitfire.
37. 38. 39. Franks, The Air Battle for Dunkirk. Allan, Spitfire. Quill, Birth of a
Legend. Franks, The Air Battle for Dunkirk. ... Steinhilper and Osborne, Spitfire on
My Tail. Kesselring, Memoirs. Orange, Park. M. Brown, Spitfire Summer. Deere,
Author: Leo McKinstry
Publisher: Hachette UK
In June 1940, the German Army had brought the rest of Europe to its knees. 'Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world will move forward into broad, sunlit uplands,' said Churchill. The future of Europe depended on Britain. A self-confident Herman Goring thought that it would be only a matter of weeks before his planes had forced Britain to surrender. The courage, resourcefulness and brilliant organisation of the RAF were to prove him wrong. By late September 1940, the RAF had proved invincible, thanks to the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire. It exceeded anything that any other air force possessed. RJ Mitchell, a shy and almost painfully modest engineer, was the genius behind the Spitfire. On the 5th March 1936, following its successful maiden flight, a legend was born. Prize-winning historian Leo McKinstry's vivid history of the Spitfire brings together a rich cast of characters and first hand testimonies. It is a tale full of drama and heroism, of glory and tragedy, with the main protagonist the remarkable plane that played a crucial role in saving Britain.
The Wartime Flying Life of Leif Lundsten Tor Idar Larsen. 11 Spitfire Summer:
June 1942, 331 Squadron, North Weald, Essex Date: 01.06.1942 Spitfire: Vb, FN-
O AR328 Built: Westland Length: 1:35 Where: North Weald–Dunkirk–Calais–
Author: Tor Idar Larsen
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Major Leif Lundsten flew hundreds of Spitfires during the Second World War. As a fighter pilot with 331 Squadron and test pilot with Vickers-Armstrong, he strapped on as many as seven different marks of Spitfires. All the way from the early mark II up to the rare, brutal XII version. Following Lundsten s career as a fighter pilot through the War, all the Spitfires he flew are covered in this book along with descriptions of his sorties. Behind every Spitfire there is a story to be told. Stories of brave heroism, tragic deaths or determined resilience. Many of the Spitfires disappeared quickly, shot down by Luftwaffe fighters. Others lived longer than our hero did, and still exist today, becoming legendary Spitfires on their own. The author pays tribute to a forgotten Spitfire hero, a gallant and brave man that did his country proud. Time and time again Leif Lundsten took a Spitfire to the air, whether it was an air-test or to meet the Luftwaffe in a dogfight over the channel. He never lived to tell his story, but the stories of the Spitfires he flew remains. This is Leif Lundsten s legacy.
Dear, indestructible Colonel Dare was the embodiment of the ideal Spitfire pilot
as seen through the eyes of a committed ... The hopes, fears and events of that
legendary Spitfire summer were to be more realistically recreated in the
Author: Jonathan Glancey
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Updated edition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance of Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940. Spitfire: The Biography is a celebration of a great British invention, of the men and women who flew it and supported its development, and of the industry that manufactured both the aircraft and the Rolls-Royce engines that powered it. It is also about the ways in which the sight, sound and fury of this lithe and legendary fighter continue to stir the public imagination worldwide more than eighty years on.
The seasons seemed to realise the significance of the moment and summer set
out to provide it with a fitting frame. 1940 was, after all, the 'Spitfire Summer', in
which the Few flew the azure skies in their duck egg blue and traced contour
Author: Mark Connelly
`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical reality. These images (including complete inventions) have combined to make a new history. The vision is mostly cosy and suits the way in which the Britons conceive of themselves: dogged, good humoured, occasionally bumbling, unified and enjoying diversity. In fact Britons load their memory towards the early part of the war (Dunkirk, Blitz, Battle of Britain) rather than when we were successful in the air or against Italy and Germany with invasions. This suits our love of being the underdog, fighting against the odds, and being in a crisis. Conversely, the periods of the war during which Britain was in the ascendant are, perversely, far more hazy in the public memory.
When Goring's aircraft launched their assault on the United Kingdom, many parts of the country found themselves quite literally on the front line - and no more so than the county of West Sussex.Drawing extensively on records held in local ...
Author: Eddy Greenfield
Publisher: Air World
By July 1940, Britain stood alone in Europe. Hitler's troops had reached the French coast after storming their way across northern Europe and, following the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in June, it was assumed that the next battle of the Second World War would be fought on the beaches of southern England. The fear of German forces launching an invasion that summer was very real, and all that stood between Britain and Hitler was the English Channel. Almost every generation of Sussex men and women had learnt to live with the threat of attack from across the water. This time, though, the threat came not just from the sea but also from the sky and for the first time in history a battle would be fought, and won, almost exclusively in the air - for their invasion to succeed, the Germans needed to achieve air supremacy over both the Channel and the beaches of the south-east. Throughout July 1940 the Luftwaffe's attacks intensified, with the 10th now being considered the first day of the Battle of Britain. When Goring's aircraft launched their assault on the United Kingdom, many parts of the country found themselves quite literally on the front line - and no more so than the county of West Sussex. Drawing extensively on records held in local and national archives, Eddy Greenfield provides a detailed and comprehensive day-by-day account of activity in and over West Sussex throughout the campaign from 10 July to 31 October 1940. It is not only a story of how the RAF and other defenders battled the Luftwaffe's relentless onslaught, but also how the residents in the county's towns and villages played their own part in the national war effort.
The Summer of 1940 Roger Parkinson ... reading of the logs - which some pilots
used as very moving diaries - has increased my astonishment at the courage ,
ability and spirit of mind with which they fought in that ' Spitfire Summer ' of 1940 .
Author: Roger Parkinson
Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Søgeord: Luton; British Home Guard; WAAF; War Cabinet; Bomber Command; Parachutist; Luton; Luftflotte; Ismay; British Costal Defences; Hitler's Invasionsplaner; Eagle Day; Dover; Ciano; Operation Dynamo; Air Raids; ; BBC; Eagle Day; Sperrle, H.; Rubbensdörfer; Ironside, E.; Dowding, H.; Dill, J.; Crook, D.; Ciano.
Some two million people from wealthier backgrounds privately evacuated
themselves . Another area for nostalgia , the summer of 1940 - the so - called
Spitfire Summer - is so often portrayed in feature films and documentaries as
baking hot .
Author: Esben Kjeldbæk
This important book deals with key issues affecting all history museums, taking as a starting point the interpretation by museums of World War II.
A Documentary History Alfred Price. and therefore increase the pressure of the
air ; the air proposal of the previous summer , its shape had changed then
passed through the matrix of the radiator where it out of all recognition : the new
Author: Alfred Price
Category: Fighter planes
October brought drenching rain and raw , rough winds ; the terrors of the glorious
, sun - soaked summer – ' Spitfire Summer ' - had gone . Churchill cautiously told
the Defence Committee on 3 October that although the risk of invasion had not ...
Author: Roger Parkinson
Category: Great Britain
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During Britain's desperate struggle for survival that in the summer of 1940, the Dornier Do 17 played a prominent part in raids designed at neutralizing the RAF's ability to resist and the British people's will to fight back.
Author: Chris Goss
Publisher: Air World
During Britain's desperate struggle for survival that in the summer of 1940, the Dornier Do 17 played a prominent part in raids designed at neutralising the RAF's ability to resist and the British people's will to fight back. Having been built to outrun contemporary fighters when introduced into the Luftwaffe in 1937, it had become the Luftwaffe's main light bomber, and for the attack against Britain, three bomber wings, KG 2, KG3 and KG77, were equipped with the Do 17. But by 1940, the Do 17 was nearing obsolescence and, with its weak defensive armament, it fell prey to Fighter Command's Hurricanes and Spitfires.Its vulnerability was starkly revealed on 18 August 1940, when eight Dorniers were shot down and nine damaged in attacks on RAF Kenley, and on 15 September - Battle of Britain Day - when twenty were shot down and a further thirteen damaged. On that day, Sergeant Ray Holmes rammed his Hurricane into a Do 17 that was reportedly aiming for Buckingham Palace. Part of the bomber's wreckage fell to earth near Victoria Station.In this comprehensive pictorial record of the Do 17, the bomber's role throughout the period of the Battle of Britain is displayed in the author's unique collection of British and German photographs. These photographs, coupled with first-hand stories from those who flew and those who fought against the Do 17, bring those desperate days and dark nights back to life in the manner which only contemporary images and accounts can achieve.