Fight for the Sky: Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane

Fight for the Sky: Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane by Douglas Bader

ISBN10: 0283998407
ISBN13: 978-0283998409
Author: Douglas Bader
Title: Fight for the Sky: Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (August 1989)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1771 kb
Size PDF: 1911 kb
Rating: 4.8/5
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Subcategory: Historical

Fight for the Sky: Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane by Douglas Bader



Group Captain Douglas Bader became a legend in his own lifetime. Legendary, too, are the Spitfire and the Hurricane, Britain's two most famous fighter aircraft. Bader lost both his legs in a flying accident in 1931, was invalided from the RAF in 1933, and rejoined in 1939. He rapidly became one of Britain's foremost aces and was brought down in France in 1941 and made prisoner of war. His story begins with the birth of these two great aircraft. The Spitfire and the Hurricane flew all over the world in every conceivable flying condition but their greatest contribution was during the Battle of Britain in August 1940 when they outflew the Luftwaffe and changed the course of history. This account is interlaced with Bader's own memoirs nd those of his fellow pilots. He assesses the aircraft themselves, describes his methods of fighting and recounts some memorable experiences.

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