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First light

By: Wellum, Geoffrey

0670912484 / 9780670912483
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23 cm xiv, 338 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.
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An account of "Boy" Wellum, one of the youngest fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain.

Enlisting in the RAF weeks before the outbreak of World War II, Geoffrey Wellum found himself fighting the Germans over the English Channel, a Spitfire pilot at just 18 years of age.This memoir follows Geoffrey through early (disastrous) training sessions, his first solo flights, his first battle and a harrowing account of being lost at sea.

He describes the unique, exhilarating experience of flying a Spitfire and, also, the terrible toll that it takes on the young mind and body.

At the age of 21 he is worn out physically and mentally.

His war is at an end.


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