Spitfire Pilot: an Extraordinary True Story of Combat in the Battle of Britain

Author(s): Roger M. D. Hall

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The intensely evocative memoir of one of 'the Few', Spitfire pilot Roger Hall. The Battle of Britain memoir of Roger Hall, a Spitfire pilot in 152 Squadron based in the South East of England, the heart of the fighting during the epic battle. Roger recounts in exhaustive detail his own experience of air-to-air combat with Me109s and Me110s (he shot down three enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain), and that of his fellow pilots. Hall had no compunction in revealing his fear of wartime flying. He strips away the veneer of glory, smart uniforms and wild parties and uncovers the ordinary, very human young men who lived a life in which there was no tomorrow. There is no nostalgia here.

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Roger Hall DFC, wrote the original draft of this book soon after the end of the war when events were still fresh in his memory. He was a long-time supporter of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. He died in 2002.

General Fields

  • : 9781445605579
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : 0.567
  • : April 2012
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger M. D. Hall
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.54211
  • : 182
  • : 66 halftones