Spitfire: Portrait of a Legend download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leo Mckinstry

Spitfire: Portrait of a Legend download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leo Mckinstry year 2008
  • Book name: Spitfire: Portrait of a Legend
  • Author: Leo Mckinstry
  • Release date: 2008/3/17
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780719568756
  • Rating: 7.44 of 10
  • Votes: 670
  • Review by: Emerie Miranda
  • Review rating: 9.93 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/1
  • Total pages: 464
  • Includes a PDF summary of 49 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In June 1940, the German Army had brought the rest of Europe to its knees. 'Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world will move forward into broad, sunlit uplands,' said Churchill. The future of Europe depended on Britain. A self-confident Herman Goering thought that it would be only a matter of weeks before his planes had forced Britain to surrender. The courage, resourcefulness and brilliant organisation of the RAF were to prove him wrong. By late September 1940, the RAF had proved invincible, thanks to the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire. It exceeded anything that any other air force possessed. RJ Mitchell, a shy and almost painfully modest engineer, was the genius behind the Spitfire. On the 5th March 1936, following its successful maiden flight, a legend was born. Prize-winning historian Leo McKinstry's vivid history of the Spitfire brings together a rich cast of characters and first hand testimonies. It is a tale full of drama and heroism, of glory and tragedy, with the main protagonist the remarkable plane that played a crucial role in saving Britain.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 31H50M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Warfare & Defence, Military Engineering, Aircraft
  • Available formats: DOC, ODT, MOBI, EPUB, TXT, WORD, TIFF, PDF. Compressed in LZ, ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, DEB, RZ, TAR.7Z
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x194x32mm
  • Weight: 299.37g
  • Printed by: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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