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This is an auction for SPITFIRE WOMEN OF WORLD WAR II by Giles Whittell.

"This is the incredible true story of a wartime sisterhood of women pilots: a group of courageous pioneers who took exceptional risks to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to the frontlines of World War II. The women pilots of Air Transport Auxiliary came from all countries and backgrounds. Although not allowed into combat, they demonstrated astonishing bravery in their supporting role: flying unarmed, without radios or instruments, and at the mercy of the weather and enemy aircraft, they delivered battle-ready planes to their male counterparts, the fighter pilots of the RAF. The story of these remarkable women pilots – among them Amy Johnson and Lettice Curtis – is a riveting account of women in wartime, and a fitting tribute to their spirit and valour."

‘Superb…At long last these magnificent women have the tribute they deserve.'
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes

‘Thrilling…true adventure stories.’
- The Times

’The breadth of Whittell’s research leaps off the page in telling encounters with the now-aged survivors.’
- The Scotsman

‘Extraordinary stories.’
- Daily Mail

‘Giles Whittell’s affectionate book reads like a Boy’s Own adventure turned on its head…and uncovers some exceptional tales.’
- Financial Times

‘Reading it is a bumpy flight as well as an exciting one…the author’s enthusiasm carries the day.’
- Times Literary Supplement

Hardback 2007.

292 pages.

A previous owner's name on the flyleaf. Otherwise, near new good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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