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SPITFIRE : A Living Legend

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128 pages - 1985 - Used, acceptable
Photographed by a dedicated artist, the Spitfires are shown performing some stunning aerial ballets, as well as " behind the scene ", during the restoration.


Book cover finish Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
Special features First edition, Insert, Dedicated copy, Original edition ( O.E. or Or.E ), Handwritten notes
Condition Used, acceptable
Number of pages 128
Published date 1985
Language English
Collection / Series Osprey Colour Series
Size 21 x 23 x 1 cm
Author Jeremy Flack
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.


Jeremy Flack




* In the mid - 1980s.

Jeremy Flack

The biography will be soon available.

Osprey Publishing Limited
In the 1960's, the Brooke Bond Tea Company began including a series of military aircraft cards with packages of their tea. The cards proved popular, and the artist Richard " Dick " Ward proposed the idea of publishing illustrated books about military aircraft. The idea was approved and a small subsidiary company called Osprey was formed in 1968. The company’s first book, North American P - 51D Mustang in U.S.A.A.F. - U.S.A.F. Service, was published in 1969. Soon after, Richard " Dick " Ward proposed trying the same idea with famous military units, and in 1971, the first Men - at - Arms title appeared. In the late 1970's, the firm was acquired by George Philip Ltd. In 1988, Philip was acquired by Reed International ; it was sold to the private equity firm Botts & Company. During these years, the firm grew steadily, adding new titles and new series to their catalogue. Although they have produced books of all types, the main focus remains on military history, particularly the military history of Britain. Osprey Publishing now publishes an average of 10 - 12 books a month. In 2014, Osprey and its imprints were sold by Alcuin Capital Partners. Angry Robot, Nourish and Watkins went to Etan Ilfeld while Osprey, Shire, Old House and British Wildlife went to Bloomsbury Publishing. ( source : Wikipedia )
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