First Light: Original Edition (Penguin World War II Collection)

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Although there is an aching sense that Wellum himself is unsure of the answer, to the reader there is no doubt: that we live to read what you have written is testament to your life and its worth.

The relentless stiff upper lip and jolly RAF banter are also a little bit wearing over the course of 350 pages. I was completely blown away, I felt like warbirds were on the horizon, but never did I dream that they were this close.Wellum's real achievement is to make the reader experience with him the sheer difficulty of learning to fly along with its many dangers. I've very nearly got the same feeling as I had when they put me in charge of night flying that dreadful night at Kidlington. I don't tend to bother with audiobook reviews but not to make the effort after listening to this superb story just seemed wrong. We are witnesses as Wellum grows into manhood, growing in both confidence and skill to the point where he becomes fearless.

The flight didn’t happen so I drove up instead, meaning I was there for dinner that night and went to the local pub where many owners and operators were known to hang out, especially on an airshow weekend. Viihdyttävä ja vetävä kirja sisältää kaikesta huolimatta paljon kiehtovaa tietoa hävittäjien käsittelystä ja vaihtelevista taistelulennoista. Reading it, you feel you are in the Spitfire with him, at 20,000ft, chased by a German Heinkel, with your ammunition gone' Independent'A brilliantly fresh, achingly written memoir. He relates his innermost thoughts as he progresses,and survives,whilst close friends are killed in the fight for survival of these Islands against the Nazi war machine.In the interviews, Wellum talked about the difficulties he encountered later on in reconciling this part of his life with his later years and I was eagerly awaiting his second memoir 'Twilight of the Few' but there seems to be some delay or problem in publishing it. It rather brilliantly managed to convey the thoughts and feelings of the author while in the cockpit. This diary of a Spitfire pilot is a wondrous thing, and a good contrast to the Douglas Bader biography Reach for the Sky. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 18-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF.

Even the traumas of flying through the Battle of Britain were relegated to the back of my mind until, that is, I was introduced to the aviation art of Philip West.To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. I bought him his favourite drink, a Rum and Shrubs, left it in his place and wrote him a little note tucked underneath.

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