Spitfire Women of World War II
By (author) Giles Whittell
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Spitfire Women of World War II by Giles Whittell
Book 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007235360
(197mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Giles Whittell
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Author Biography - Giles Whittell
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.
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