This book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people - some famous, others not - ranging from politicians to pilots.
Author: Paul Beaver
Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited
This book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people - some famous, others not - ranging from politicians to pilots. Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people, some famous, others not. Without the courage and tenacity of some leading political and military figures and the hard work of lesser-known mortals, there would have been no Spitfire, no Battle of Britain and no ultimate victory in 1945. Many people in positions of power played their part in the ultimate success of the Spitfire, but a few staked their reputations on a radical design that brought together the best in British design, technology and ingenuity. This book tells many significant individual stories. - Political people: Sir Winston Churchill (voice in the wilderness and wartime leader), Air Marshal Sir Wilfred Freeman (senior champion of the Spitfire in the Air Ministry), Lord Beaverbrook (Minister for Aircraft Production). - Design and development people: Reginald Mitchell (chief designer 1934â??36), Joe Smith (chief designer 1936â??47), Jeffrey Quill (test pilot), Ernest Hives (Rolls-Royce experimental head and key player in the design of the Merlin engine), Sir Stanley Hooker (mathematician and Merlin engine developer), the ladies of Vickers Supermarine at Trowbridge (factory workers). - Operational people: James ‘Johnny' Johnson (highest-scoring Spitfire ace), Henry Cozens (first squadron commander), Geoffrey Wellum (youngest Battle of Britain pilot), Douglas Bader (Spitfire wing leader and inspirational disabled pilot). - Experimental people: Tony Martindale (RAE Farnborough test pilot), Eric ‘Winkle' Brown (chief naval test pilot and the first man to land a Seafire on an aircraft carrier). - Heritage people: Ray Hanna (Old Flying Machine company), Carolyn Grace (the only female owner/pilot in the world), Phill O'Dell (chief test pilot at Rolls-Royce and Spitfire display pilot). - Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Field Service Department in England check with British manufacturers, especially
the Spitfire people, to get a detailed ... “Our Field Service Department, under Phil
Legarra, sent his field servicemen out to the various places where Spitfires ...
Author: Wagner R
Mustang Designer tells the story of American wartime fighter development, including engines and armaments, as part of a nationwide program of aircraft builders and fliers, focusing on Edgar Schmued, the designer of the Mustang. The P-51 Mustang is widely regarded as the best propeller-driven fighter that ever flew. What many might not realize is that the plane's developer was a German migrant. This book tells of how Schmued created a weapon that would ultimately prove lethal to the aspirations of those who had seized control over his native land.
Two years ago we promised the Commander of the British man - of - war “ Spitfire
" not to attack or make war with Little Popo ; he promised us that the people of
Little Popo should not be allowed to attack us while the “ Spitfire ” was here at ...
Author: Lewis Hertslet
A collection of treaties and conventions, between Great Britain and foreign powers, and of the laws, decrees, orders in council, &c., concerning the same, so far as they relate to commerce and navigation, slavery, extradition, nationality, copyright, postal matters, &c., and to the privileges and interests of the subjects of the high contracting parties.
It is not sufficiently understood by British people how largely the British Empire is
a colored Empire; the unity necessary to its survival in the long run ... walk
through the streets of Kingston with a stick, was the first colony to start a Spitfire
The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
... only way , however distasteful , to drive home to the German people what their
airman have been doing in other countries'. ... The one exception is The First of
the Few ( 1942 ) , which was a biopic of the designer of the Spitfire , R.J. Mitchell
Author: David Welch
During World War II, the UK government created the Central Office of Information to act as the country s marketing and communications agency. In these desperate times, the Office produced steady streams of propaganda for the home front, for the colonies and for dissemination through occupied countries. In addition to patriotic material encouraging Britons to maintain a stiff upper lip, thousands of postcards, leaflets, posters, booklets and other promotional materials were dropped from aircraft over occupied countries in World War II. In 2000, the master set of copies was deposited with the British Library, making an enormous collection of great social and historical significance available to the public for the first time."
We envied the Spitfire people for their higher rate of climb and their better altitude
performance , ' recalled Pilot Officer Kenneth Lee , who flew Hurricanes with No
501 Squadron from Gravesend . ' On the other hand the Hurricane was easier to
Author: Alfred Price
En detaljeret, velskrevet gennemgang af luftkampene den 18. august 1940, hvor tabene på 24 timer blev 100 tyske og 136 engelske fly.
The POW Story : the Memoir of an RCAF Spitfire Pilot in the Second World War
Brian G. Hodgkinson George E. Condon. later than the ... The station platform in
Passau was jammed with people travellling to begin a new week of work .
Author: Brian G. Hodgkinson
Publisher: [Manotick, Ont.] : Penumbra Press
It was a shocking introduction to the reality of war for the tall, handsome twenty-six-year-old Canadian radio personality whose deep bass voice had since 1935 become familiar to millions of listeners to programs of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. What happened to him in the sky above France on that fateful day in 1941 was no more than an explosive prologue to the story of one man's fight for survival in the Nazi prisoner-of-war compounds.
( Author ) IN THE HOUR OF PÉRIL PEOPLE OF DARLINGTON EARNED THE
GRATITUDE OF THE BRITISH NATIONS ... ROYAL AIR FORCE AND
FORTIFYING THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM BY THE GIFT OF SPITFIRE AIRCRAFT
They shall ...
Author: Peter Caygill
Publisher: Airlife Publishing
Beretter om jageroperationer under 2. verdenskrig i tilknytning til et bestemt RAF Spitfire-fly med navnet "The Darlington Spitfire."
Well , I believe in letting people know when they ' re appreciated , " she reasoned
. “ Too many times we fail to tell people what we really think of them . " “ That ' s
true , ” he agreed . The tip of her nail trailed playfully around his waist , causing a
Author: Lori Copeland
Publisher: Love Spell
In two romance novels in one volume, a woman is determined to repay a fire fighter for saving her life, and a Texas ad executive rediscovers the once gawky boy she had spurned in her youth. Original.