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Finest of the Few: The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson Hector Bolitho

Finest of the Few: The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson

Hector Bolitho

Published April 19th 2011
ISBN : 9781445600574
Hardcover
256 pages
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A brilliant account of a noted Battle of Britain Hurricane ace.Book was originally published in 1943 with a limited circulation due to wartime paper shortages. It has remained out of print until now. Memoirs of Battle of Britain pilots are as rare asMoreA brilliant account of a noted Battle of Britain Hurricane ace.Book was originally published in 1943 with a limited circulation due to wartime paper shortages. It has remained out of print until now. Memoirs of Battle of Britain pilots are as rare as hens teeth, this lost classic deserves shelf space alongside Brian Kingcome s A Willingness to Die.Includes a wealth of contemporary photographs.Written by 43 Squadrons intelligence officer, Hector Bolitho, Finest of the Few revolves around Bolithos friend, fighter ace John W.C. Simpson, who shot down 13 German aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The book was written in 1941 and was based on John Simpson s Combat Reports, his personal letters and papers together with Hector s own recollections of the heady days of the summer of 1940.