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Desert spitfire

by Matthew Holden

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Published by Sphere in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement(by) Matthew Holden.
SeriesSquadron -- 4.
The Physical Object
Pagination(2),154p. ;
Number of Pages154
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21247997M
ISBN 100722166796
OCLC/WorldCa16499830

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This Study Guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Desert Solitaire. Edward Abbey spends a six-month season in the Arches National Monument near Moab, Utah, working as .   Mr Hoskins will publish a book (Sandy’s Spitfire) on the aircraft and its pilots in March next year, the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape, the event which led to the execution of Gunn.

  Spitfire squadrons regularly moved forward during this period, taking off from Egyptian airfields and returning to newly captured landing grounds in Libya. By the turn of the year the four Spitfire units had moved to, or were soon to arrive at, the desert strip at Alem El Chel, some 30 miles southeast of Sirte and deep into Libyan territory. This book gives you a firsthand look at what it was really like to fly the Spitfire in combat, then shows the continuous development of the Spitfire from the ss as the craft evolved from the modified "speed" Spitfire of through post-war recce missions over China. pages, B&W photographs, 8"x 9", hardcover.


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Does anyone have any reccomendations of books about the air war in North Africa?