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Malta Spitfire Pilot A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War April–June 1942One of the classic first hand pilot accounts of World War IIcoversthe siege and the Axis aerial onslaught on the island The Spitfire Site Malta Spitfire Pilot is the journal of Flight Lieutenant Denis Barnham Having joined the RAF at the outbreak of war Denis grew from an inexperienced young pilot into a battle hardened Spitfire acemost of which occurred in the 200 grueling operational hours that followed his arriv Denis was a wonderful art teacher but all of this who knew This is a very honest and exciting account of an amazing time by a supreme pilot who was also a gentle and kind man An amazing read for any pilot

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Al on the embattled island of Malta in a period of just ten weeks in the spring and summer of 1942 Malta was of great strategic importance to the Allies and was pivotal to their success in North Africa as it provided the perfect launching pad for aircraft to attack Axis supply ships in the Mediterranean As a direct result the island in turn suffered intensive aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautic I was particularly keen to read this book as Denis Barnham was the Art Master at Epsom College and the first edition of this book was published while I was a student at the College As schoolboys we knew nothing of his war time experiences and I was not aware of the existence of his book till I saw the BBC Programme about the defence of Malta earlier this yearIt is a very personal and frank expression of the way in which a man who was a pacifist by nature basis reacted to the pressures of constant danger and the daily threat of being killed and how he managed to retain a sense of personal morality in an environment where respect for human life was pushed asideHe saw the world through the eyes of an artist and it is a shame that a number of his drawings were destroyed by the local police who suspected him of being a spy The narrative is immediate and direct as it is taken from a diary which was written while the emotions of each day were still fresh in his mindI enjoyed the book and found the foreword by his widow who was writing at over the age of 90 some 30 years after his death was very revealing

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Malta Spitfire Pilot kindle Ü April–June 1942 read ´ ➹ [Read] ➵ Malta Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April–June 1942 By Denis Barnham ➼ – Danpashley.co.uk One of the classic first hand pilot accounts of World War IIcoversthe siege and the Axis aerial onslaught on the islaA This memoir was written by the author as he and his fellow pilots battled against terrible odds and under constant attack It is one mans dramatic and moving account of the air battle to save Malta Much has been written on this subject but the author records his experiences in a personal way rather than strategyIt is well worth reading his comments on action in one of the most bombed islands of the warAeromilitari brilliant book well written a real must for any aviation enthusiast