Squadron Airborne

by Elleston Trevor

Book review

"Through the fog, an aircraft took shape by degrees, its photograph slowly developed by the strengthening light. Its outline might have been the outline of any object with gaunt angles protruding, meaningless angles that had nothing to do with a tailplane, or an undercarriage, or a propeller. The machine looked no more likely to rise into the air than dead timber...."

Yet it was a Spitfire, and SQUADRON AIRBORNE is the story of those painfully young men who fought the battle of Britain in them during the summer of 1940. Their competence and courage gave Hitler his only defeat of those early war years and won from Churchill an unforgettable tribute: "Never have so many owed so much to so few."

PublisherManor Books (NY)
Release date 01.01.1955
File size5.1 Mb
eBook formatpaper, (torrent)En
Book rating4.06 (16 votes)