First Light by Geoffrey Wellum

By: Geoffrey Wellum

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ISBN
9780141042756
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
128 x 198mm

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'Thrilling and frightening on virtually every page . . . Wellum takes you into battle with him' Daily Express

Two months before the outbreak of WWII, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . .

Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.

'One of the best memoirs for years about the experience of flying in war' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

'Amazingly fresh and immediate . . . an extraordinarily gripping and powerful story' Evening Standard
ISBN:
9780141042756
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2009
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
128 x 198mm

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