FIGHT FOR THE SKY: The Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane

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Pen & Sword Books are proud to be reissuing this, the only book written by the legendary 'legless' ace Douglas Bader (immortalized by the film Reach For the Sky).

He tells the inspiring story of the Battle of Britain from the viewpoint of 'The Few'. Using superb illustrations he traces the development of the Spitfire and Hurricane, and describes the nail-biting actions of those who flew them against far superior numbers of enemy aircraft. As an added bonus, other well-known fighter aces including Johnnie Johnson, "Laddie' Lucas and Max Aitken contribute to Douglas's book, no doubt out of affection and respect.

This is a really important contribution to RAF history by one of the greatest - and certainly the most famous - pilots of the Second World War.

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Douglas Bader, a superb sportsman, refused to stop flying his Spitfire even after losing both legs after being shot down. He became a legend. Eventually shot down over France he became a POW who despite his disabilities tried to escape. He pursued a successful career after the War and was knighted. He died in 1982.

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