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The Spitfire: Icon Of A Nation

The Spitfire: Icon Of A Nation
Autor: Ivan Rendall
Data publikacji: 2009-11
ISBN: 9780753826324
Wydawca: ORION
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 19.5 x 3 x 17.1 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 360
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This is an excellent overview of the full history of this legendary aircraft. The author has produced a lucid and well written account of it's history ,gestation and service. The photography and graphics are first class, with the fold outs being particularly well designed. I have read many books about the Spitfire but this is truly exceptional. This would make an ideal Christmas present for any aviation enthusiast.

The inside story of an icon with a special place in the affections of a nation. Designed to be the best fighter in the world the creators of the Spitfire married science, technology and art to create both 'a thing of beauty' and a deadly weapon that changed the course of the war. 'You don't just strap yourself in, you buckle the Spitfire on, like girding on armour...' Squadron Leader William Duncan Smith The Spitfire is part of popular culture and from the Battle of Britain to the present day it has remained a national celebrity. As a focus of appeals, for scrap aluminium - 'turn your saucepans into Spitfires' - for the 'Spitfire Fund' and 'Wings for Victory Week' the British people had a stake in the Spitfire. Working People contributed through their companies to present Spitfires to the RAF in return for letters from the pilots. After the war, no victory flypast was complete without a Spitfire, and today no air show is over until the roar of the Merlin engine has been heard overhead. This book, with its wealth of unusual contemporary imagery, modern photography, first-person reminiscence and high production standards is the last word on a subject of enduring appeal.

 

About the Author

Ivan Rendall served in the RAF and was the producer and writer of the major BBC series, Reaching for the Skies. He is the managing director of Zenith TV and the author of six previous non-fiction titles.



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