SPITFIRE : A Living Legend
Prix régulier 15,00 € TTC 6%
|Book cover finish||Offset varnish, Perfect paperback|
|Special features||First edition, Insert, Dedicated copy, Original edition ( O.E. or Or.E ), Handwritten notes|
|Number of pages||128|
|Collection / Series||Osprey Colour Series|
|Size||21 x 23 x 1 cm|
|Editor||Osprey Publishing Limited|
This book is not a history of the Spitfire ( one day, somebody will write it ) but a photographic portfolio set in a modern, high technology age. Today, we tend to look at the Spitfire as a quintessential work of aerodynamic art in its own right, rather than as an aeroplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft as efficiently as possible. Its name, beauty, and track record has made it pre - eminent among Allied wartime aircraft in the minds of the British public, pilots, and enthusiast ever since it personified the spirit of national resistance against Nazi tyranny when Britain stood alone in the long, hot Summer of 1940.
( ... ) When the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain is celebrated in 1990, there will be even more Spitfires in the air than today*. Another generation will hear the sound of freedom and see one of the world's best loved aeroplanes.
* In the mid - 1980s.
The biography will be soon available.