East Anglia Books


041527 - SPITFIRE PEOPLE: The Men and Women who made the Spitfire the aviation icon


By Paul Beaver.  Foreward by Captain Eric Brown CBE DSC AFC

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people, some famous, others not. Without the courage and tenacity of some leading political and military figures and the hard work of lesser-known mortals, there would have been no Spitfire, no Battle of Britain and no ultimate victory in 1945. Many people in positions of power played their part in the ultimate success of the Spitfire, and more than a few staked their reputations on a radical concept that brought together the best in British design, technology and ingenuity. This book identifies those people and tells many significant individual stories, exposing some myths and adding to knowledge of this iconic aeroplane through research on previously unpublished papers.


Format Hardback
Pages 256
Publication Date June 2015

120 b/w photos

Width (mm) 169
Height (mm) 233
Dust Jacket  


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