- Published in association with the Imperial War Museums
- A fascinating anthology of first-hand stories
- Recounted by the people who steered Britain to victory in WWII
The Spitfire has an unrivalled place in Britain's history, the most famous plane of World War Two and a huge source of national pride. With its elegant, distinctive wing design, the single-seater fighter plane has, over time, become one of the most iconic aviation images of the modern world.
Yet it is the human element of the Spitfire story, the people behind the iconic plane, whose stories are as compelling and fascinating as the plane itself.
This anthology of real life stories of courage, heartbreak, humour and tenacity reveals a hitherto little known side of the Spitfire story – an extraordinary history that will continue to resonate powerfully down the years.
Using documents, letters, stories, photographs and articles from the Imperial War Museum's unparalleled archive, this is a wonderfully evocative tribute to the most iconic plane in aviation history – and the people behind it.
Hardback. 23.4 x 15.3cm. 256 pages.