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User Review  - Gary-Bonn - LibraryThing

I thought I had read every first-hand account of the Battle of Britain. For some mysterious reason family, extended family, friends and enemies think I like them and fill my bookshelves. This one came ... Read full review

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

This a truly remarkable book. Wellum kept notes during his time training to fly Spitfires in the period before and during the Battle of Britain. In the 1990's he took those notes and wrote this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

Geoffrey Wellum's stories of his days as a very young fighter pilot sat percolating somewhere on a back burner of his mind for over fifty years before the publication of this book, FIRST LIGHT. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - wadezoe - LibraryThing

Of all the Battle of Britain books I have read this is by far the most personal. Mr. Wellum's flying descriptions are the best I've ever read and made me get that old familiar knot in my stomach that ... Read full review

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User Review  - ogopogo - LibraryThing

While reading this book all i could think about weas Spitfire's. i woke up thinking about them and and flying them, his descriptions did not seem overly laborious or complex but i was sitting inside a ... Read full review

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Great book on the life of a 20 year old Spitfire fighter pilot. in WWII.

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A very good read detaling the experiences of the author at the beginning of WWII.
Wellum starts out training to become a pilot officer in the RAF and details his experience in a personal way.
The book is very recommenable.
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Excellent account about Fighter Pilot In Second World War. Book lent to me by Dan Rowley. (2003)


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