Ten Fighter Boys by Wing Commander Athol, D.F.C. ForbesTen Fighter Boys by Wing Commander Athol, D.F.C. Forbes

Ten Fighter Boys

EditorWing Commander Athol, D.F.C. Forbes

Paperback | April 7, 2008

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The extraordinary stories of ten fighter pilots, told in their very own words during the Second World War.First published by Collins in 1942, this utterly compelling collection of first-hand accounts of ten fighter pilots' experiences at the helm of the Spitfires of 66 Squadron paints one of the most realistic depictions of the battle for the skies over wartime Europe.Offering incredible personal insights into the wartime experience - both in the air and on the ground - the stories are told with unaffected zest, by men who were living in the constant presence of death.Five of the original contributors were killed before the book was originally printed, including the books editors, Wing Commander Athol Forbes and Squadron Leader Hubert Allen. Jimmy Corbin, the last surviving contributor and author of the foreword, passed away in December 2012.Written right in the middle of the war, in the pilots' own words, Ten Fighter Pilots is a truly original and unique account of a terrifying time.
First published by Collins in 1942, this is an utterly compelling collection of first-hand accounts taken from ten fighter pilots, who, at the time of writing, were in the midst of the onslaught of fighting during the Second World War. Unsure of how or even when the war was to resolve itself, these ten young Spitfire pilots, all of 66 ...
Title:Ten Fighter BoysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:April 7, 2008Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:000723693X

ISBN - 13:9780007236930


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