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Malta Spitfire: The Diary of a Fighter Pilot
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
Publication date April 1, 2002
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781853674877
ISBN-10 1853674877
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
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In the summer of 1942, twenty-five thousand feet above Malta, RAF Spitfires fought combat after bitter combat with clouds of German and Italian bombers and fighters. One of those Spitfire pilots was the Canadian George Beurling who, in fourteen flying days, destroyed twenty-seven Axis aircraft, damaged eight others and probably destroyed three more. Malta Spitfire tells Beurling's remarkable story and that of the outnumbered but dogged Spitfires which, day after day, climbed into the skies to defend the most bombed patch of land in the world. George Beurling was posted to Malta in 1942 and soon earned a tremendous reputation as a single-minded and determined pilot. He was gifted, prompting a superior to remark that µhe was a wonderful pilot; and an even better shot'. Malta Spitfire is a fighter pilot's story told by a fighter pilot sitting in the cockpit of his aircraft. The gripping narrative places the reader virtually at the controls of the plane, climbing to meet marauding Germans, diving down against bombers or dodging Italian fighters. This is aerial warfare in the words of one of its best exponents and a tale of skill and bravery in the face of tremendous odds.


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Book cover for 9781853674877 Book cover for 9781906502980
 
Reprint edition from Grub Street the Basement (August 19, 2011)
9781906502980 | details & prices | 235 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Twenty-five thousand feet above Malta – that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis and Reggianes as they swept eastwards in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath – the most bombed patch of ground in the world.
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from Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal (April 1, 2002)
9781853674877 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In the summer of 1942, twenty-five thousand feet above Malta, RAF Spitfires fought combat after bitter combat with clouds of German and Italian bombers and fighters.

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