By (author) Geoffrey Wellum
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First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
Book Description"Wellum's First Light deserves to be read for many years to come." -The Times (of London) High praise for England's bestselling First Light . . . "An extraordinarily gripping and powerful story." -The Evening Standard (London) "A work of exceptional quality . . . a passion and immediacy which make it compelling reading." -Max Hastings, author of Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy "A remarkable book, amazingly fresh, honest, and modest . . . utterly gripping; it is without question one of the best books I have read in the last few years." -Professor Richard Holmes, author of Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket "Startlingly vivid recollections . . . this is air war at its most intense . . . his readers get a strong sense of immediacy." -The Spectator (London) "Geoffrey Wellum's book is a wonderfully evocative find . . . a book for all ages and generations, a treasure." -Daily Express (London)
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471426271
(226mm x 145mm x 30mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Geoffrey Wellum
Battle of Britain: Portraits of the Few, Hardback (May 2011)
An exceptional tribute to the small group of legendary pilots that served with the RAF through the Battle of Britain. Includes action filled accounts of gripping combats and ferocious encounters by aviation author Yeoman, as well as 60 colour illustrations of the pilots by Pritchard. Also features a foreword by Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC
First Light, Paperback (August 2009)» View all books by Geoffrey Wellum
Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey Wellum
GEOFFREY WELLUM was born in Walthamstow, England, and educated at Forest School. At age seventeen, he joined the RAF on a short-service commission in August 1939 and served with the 92nd Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. In March 1942 he joined the 65th Squadron as Flight Commander and, later that year, led a group of eight Spitfires in the relief of Malta during Operation Pedestal. He later served as a test pilot on Typhoon fighter planes and as a gunnery instructor until the end of the war. He remained with the RAF after the war, retiring in 1961 to take a position as a commodities broker in London. He now lives in Cornwall, England.
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