Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter



10 thoughts on “Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot

  1. Simon Brading Simon Brading says:

    Repetitive and somewhat impersonal but still worth reading


  2. Tim Richman Tim Richman says:

    Quick, almost charming insight into a Spitfire pilot s life during the Battle of Britain, made that muchpoignant in learning that Ellan Lane was killed in battle not long after publication.


  3. Patrick Patrick says:

    War is often mundane Not the most exciting account of the Battle of Britain, but a realistic picture of the day to day workings of a fighter squadron Not every sortie is action packed, sometimes you meet nothing at all or the bad guy slips away Lane, a squadron commander at the time of writing this book, sets down the exciting times, but most often the times that were almost exciting Quite often nothing comes from a flight, but Lane writes an enthusiastic and engaging account nonetheless Not War is often mundane Not the most exciting account of the Battle of Britain, but a realistic picture of the day to day workings of a fighter squadron Not every sortie is action packed, sometimes you meet nothing at all or the bad guy slips away Lane, a squadron commander at the time of writing this book, sets down the exciting times, but most often the times that were almost exciting Quite often nothing comes from a flight, but Lane writes an enthusiastic and engaging account nonetheless Not for those readers seeking a Boy s Own adventure, but rather for those who desire arealistic version of the war


  4. Marcia Foster Marcia Foster says:

    Very Good First Hand AccountThis is a true story written by a Spitfire pilot who lived what he wrote It is written during the time that the events he wrote about were taking place, not a reminisce of things that happened decades before Besides taking the reader up in the sky with the pilot, the writer also also reveals the sometimes conflicted feelings that he and many others must have felt about having to killing others and yet knowing that with the stakes as they were, it was their only choi Very Good First Hand AccountThis is a true story written by a Spitfire pilot who lived what he wrote It is written during the time that the events he wrote about were taking place, not a reminisce of things that happened decades before Besides taking the reader up in the sky with the pilot, the writer also also reveals the sometimes conflicted feelings that he and many others must have felt about having to killing others and yet knowing that with the stakes as they were, it was their only choice The writer must have loved England He described it as he saw it from the air so beautifully


  5. Paul J. Petersen Paul J. Petersen says:

    An interesting short readI always thought the battle of Britain was a hard fought courageous battle wherein the British pilots were outnumbered and fighting a difficult defense This book gives me the impression that they easily handled the attackers or at least that is what this pilot experienced.This is a quick read.


  6. paul gore paul gore says:

    Light hearted view of the war from a Spitfire cockpit.A short and somewhat rambling narrative from the early days of the war Nothing new here, but there is a fair measure of authentic RAF nostalgia and the beautiful and classic Spitfire.


  7. Jane Thompson Jane Thompson says:

    World War II storyAnother book written by a member of the RAF during the Battle of Britain Unlike most books of the time, it has a politically incorrect word in it The pilot is fearless and confident unfortunately as you read it, you know he dies after writing the book.


  8. Brian Brian says:

    There are some good WW2 memoirs out there this one was pretty thin Not sure how much you get out of it.


  9. James Topoleski James Topoleski says:

    Quick but not completeQuick read butof a diary of a pilot in the very opening days of WWII than ain depth look.


  10. Jonno Jonno says:

    A fairly short and easy book to read, written by the author whilst flying and fighting in his spitfire during the Second World War.I very much enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to other s who have a fascination with the Battle of Britain and the lives of the airmen who fought in it.


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Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot [Epub] ➚ Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot By B.J. Ellan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk What is it like up there Spitfire first became a household word during the Blitz, but it was not the first service the valiant aircraft had performed At Dunkirk a year earlier, pilots had provided aer What is it like up there Spitfire first Experiences of Kindle Ô became a household word during the Blitz, but it was not the first service the valiant aircraft had performed At Dunkirk a year earlier, pilots had provided aerial support as the allied forces began their evacuation from France In an attempt to answer the questions of the man on the street, Brian Spitfire!: The PDF/EPUB ² Lane, who wrote under the pseudonym of B J Ellan, tells of what it is that a fighter pilot thinks and feels when he is fighting in the skies, from the sunlit coast of Belgium to the lovely countryside of Kent Having been with the squadron since the beginning of the war, as a flight commander and CO the character and The Experiences of PDF Ç bravery of the men he knew and served with are deftly rendered Self deprecating and richly detailed, Spitfire is a classic Battle of Britain memoir, and one of only a few to be published in that dramatic period of history Brian Lane , was an RAF officer, fighter pilot and author He was awarded the DFC for bravery during the evacuation of Dunkirk, and his abilities were recognised in his promotion to Squadron Leader in SeptemberIn Decemberhe failed to return from a mission over the North Sea he wasAlbion Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.