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kindle ò Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot Ó The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot í danpashley Î [PDF / Epub] ☁ Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain FighteEs no matter how lowly their rank or status and in the air he was always unflappable calmly making the right tactical decision and in the process earning unlimited respect amongst pilots and aircrew All these years later the survivors still speak of him with an unparalleled affection and respect bordering upon a holy reverence High drama has never before been so characteristically understated written as it was by the 'Finest of the Few' I bought this having just re read First Light Geoffrey Wellum's wonderful narrative leaving me thirsting for of the same This is not in the same league really but a worthwhile read non the less if you simply want to know what it was like flying a Spitfire from 1939 to 41In comparing the two Wellum wrote his masterpiece with the wisdom of his older years having honed his writing skills to convey not only what he did but how it felt as dramatic events transformed him from raw recruit to fighter ace Brian Lane's account in contrast is a series of diary extracts written by a young man in his early twenties in the heat of battle It is written in the vernacular of the period with wartime 'let's teach the Huns a lesson' bravado It concentrates on his wartime flying experiences does not go into his training and hardly touches on his private life or emotions so you don't really get to know the writer as you do with Wellum's bookWhat this book does do however is make you feel as though you are going back in time to sit alongside the author in the officers' mess listening to his first hand account of the sortie he's just returned from whether it was one of intense life or death combat or a frustrating fruitless search for enemy aircraft in poor weather or an attempted night time intercept Like the author's life sadly it ends prematurelyMy only criticism is the text is littered with typos; stray commas all over the place and full stops mysteriously appearing in the middle of sentences The proof reader must have gone awol

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The remarkable Battle of Britain experiences of Spitfire pilot Brian Lane DFC Brian Lane was only 23 when he when he wrote his dramatic account of life as a Spitfire pilot during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 Lane was an 'ace' with six enemy 'kills' to his credit and was awarded the DFC for bravery in combat The text is honest and vibrant and has the immediacy of a book written close the event untouched therefore by the do I made the mistake of buying the Kindle edition of this book The paperback with a foreword by Dilip Sarkar and as I understand from other reviewers he brought all the names and locations up to date is clearly the only book to read The Kindle edition is as Brian Lane jotted it down at the time This wonderful brave man who contributed so much and then lost his life just a year later deserves so much credit than the measly Kindle book gives him Please anyone buying this wonderful account of early Spitfire battles buy the paperback In my opinion the Kindle book should be eradicated and uickly

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Spitfire The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter PilotUbts and debates of later years Here we can read exactly what it was like to 'scramble' to shoot down Messerschmitts Heinkels Dorniers and Stukas and how it felt to lose comrades every day Suadron Leader Brian Lane DFC was not only an exceptional fighter pilot but likewise a gifted leader at all levels In what was still a hierarchical and class conscious culture 'Chiefy' Lane was different he knew everyone under his command by first nam Another written in spare moments during down time whilst on active service lots of names redacted to pass the war time censorsSolid flying stories experiences every man everyday writing styleThe sort of reading that connects you with another age no glory just gritty determination to get up & fly look after your own & hopefully there'll be eggs & bacon & a full canteen upon return a tale of short lives short bursts of adrenaline fueled risk sitting atop a flying bomb whilst others seek to take you outAn easy read or listen even with auto speech turned on sort of book I like to listen to whilst doing DIY