History of War

A SPITFIRE PILOT’S STORY

Author: Dennis Newton Price: £16.99 Publisher: Amberley Publishing Released: Out now

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The furious battle for air supremacy between the hugely outnumbered Royal Air Force (RAF) and Germany’s Luftwaffe has been glamorised in books and on screen over the decades. What Dennis Newton brings to the party is a meticulously-researched account of the life of one

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