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FIGHT FOR THE SKY: The Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane Paperback – August 15, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword; Revised edition (August 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850529921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850529920
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SLS on January 10, 2007
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Most Americans probably don't hold Bader in quite the same esteem that the Brits do, but they should. He was an extraordinary person, pilot, warrior, and gentleman. I really enjoyed his discussions of the Hurricane and Spitfire. A must have for any warplane enthusiast.
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By Gannet on October 4, 2014
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One of the greatest accounts of WWII fighter combat ever written, not to mention that he did all this as a double-amputee!

Hollywood could never make a movie of his life (not that they would) because no one would believe it.

Do not miss this book.
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By olflier on January 14, 2015
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If you wanted a very detailed history of contributions the Hurricane and Spitefire made to war effort, this is the book for you.......if you wanted a detailed account of Douglas Bader's WWII exploits, look somewhere else!
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By B. Just on December 1, 2014
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a true hero. very educational, well writen, could not put it down.
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