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Description - Spitfire Women of World War II by Giles Whittell

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780007235360
ISBN-10: 0007235364
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Giles Whittell

Giles Whittell is a leader and feature writer on The Times, for whom he has worked as correspondent since 1993. He has written three previous books -- 'Extreme Continental', 'Central Asia' and 'Lambasa County'. He lives with his wife and two sons in South London.

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