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The Female Few

Spitfire Heroines

By (author) Jacky Hyams
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Apr 2016
Dimensions: w 150mm h 236mm d 12mm
Weight: 325g
ISBN-10: 0750968184
ISBN-13: 9780750968188
Barcode No: 9780750968188
Synopsis
Through the darkest days of the Second World War, an elite group of courageous civilian women risked their lives as aerial courier pilots, flying Lancaster bombers, Spitfires and many other powerful war machines in thousands of perilous missions. The dangers these women faced were many: they flew unarmed, without radio and in some cases without instruments, in conditions where even unexpected cloud could mean disaster. In The Female Few, five of these astonishingly brave women tell their awe-inspiring tales of incredible risk, tenacity and sacrifice. Their spirit and fearlessness in the face of death still resonates down the years, and their accounts reveal a forgotten chapter in the history of the Second World War.

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