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    just finished it again. Spitfire Pilot's account of the Battle of Britain. He was shot down and suffered terrible wounds. Written while on a propaganda tour of the US. He died in another crash a year after the book was published.. aged just 24. Worth a go if you havenet read it already. Author Richard Hillary.

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    You might also enjoy this beautifully-written book by a WWI pilot:

    http://www.bookverdict.com/details.x...5772627378.xml
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    You might also enjoy this beautifully-written book by a WWI pilot:

    http://www.bookverdict.com/details.x...5772627378.xml
    Great. Thanks. Just purchased!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphonyx View Post
    Great. Thanks. Just purchased!!
    I'd like to know if you enjoy it. I have recommended it to several people since I first read it many years ago and all said they enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    I'd like to know if you enjoy it. I have recommended it to several people since I first read it many years ago and all said they enjoyed it.
    I'll report back. Just took delivery of Master Mariner vols 1 & 2 as recommended here. looking forward to getting stuck in.

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    Really interesting book about the Battle of Britain using research to explore the issues around planes, culture of pilots, tactics, numbers etc.

    The Most Dangerous Enemy by Stephen Bungay.

    Prepare to have some of your beliefs tested

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattonthesea View Post
    Really interesting book about the Battle of Britain using research to explore the issues around planes, culture of pilots, tactics, numbers etc.

    The Most Dangerous Enemy by Stephen Bungay.

    Prepare to have some of your beliefs tested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphonyx View Post
    just finished it again. Spitfire Pilot's account of the Battle of Britain. He was shot down and suffered terrible wounds. Written while on a propaganda tour of the US. He died in another crash a year after the book was published.. aged just 24. Worth a go if you havenet read it already. Author Richard Hillary.
    I read it last year and was equally taken with it.. I followed it up with Geoffrey Wellum's book 'First Light' - just incredible..

    Have also added the WWI fighter pilots book to my must read list - thanks Poignard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasie 19 View Post
    I read it last year and was equally taken with it.. I followed it up with Geoffrey Wellum's book 'First Light' - just incredible..

    Have also added the WWI fighter pilots book to my must read list - thanks Poignard
    All added to my library! Just got first light on Audible. I have a long flight in a few weeks and look forward to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    I'd like to know if you enjoy it. I have recommended it to several people since I first read it many years ago and all said they enjoyed it.
    Well Poignard.. I'm stuck in to Master Mariner now and really enjoying it. It's like a series of novellas which was a nice surprise. The detail and period styles makes it intriguing. Thanks for the tip!

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