Spitfire People

Spitfire People

This book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people - some famous, others not - ranging from politicians to pilots.

Author: Paul Beaver

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1910505056

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people - some famous, others not - ranging from politicians to pilots. Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people, some famous, others not. Without the courage and tenacity of some leading political and military figures and the hard work of lesser-known mortals, there would have been no Spitfire, no Battle of Britain and no ultimate victory in 1945. Many people in positions of power played their part in the ultimate success of the Spitfire, but a few staked their reputations on a radical design that brought together the best in British design, technology and ingenuity. This book tells many significant individual stories. - Political people: Sir Winston Churchill (voice in the wilderness and wartime leader), Air Marshal Sir Wilfred Freeman (senior champion of the Spitfire in the Air Ministry), Lord Beaverbrook (Minister for Aircraft Production). - Design and development people: Reginald Mitchell (chief designer 1934â??36), Joe Smith (chief designer 1936â??47), Jeffrey Quill (test pilot), Ernest Hives (Rolls-Royce experimental head and key player in the design of the Merlin engine), Sir Stanley Hooker (mathematician and Merlin engine developer), the ladies of Vickers Supermarine at Trowbridge (factory workers). - Operational people: James ‘Johnny' Johnson (highest-scoring Spitfire ace), Henry Cozens (first squadron commander), Geoffrey Wellum (youngest Battle of Britain pilot), Douglas Bader (Spitfire wing leader and inspirational disabled pilot). - Experimental people: Tony Martindale (RAE Farnborough test pilot), Eric ‘Winkle' Brown (chief naval test pilot and the first man to land a Seafire on an aircraft carrier). - Heritage people: Ray Hanna (Old Flying Machine company), Carolyn Grace (the only female owner/pilot in the world), Phill O'Dell (chief test pilot at Rolls-Royce and Spitfire display pilot). - Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Categories: History

Harper s Young People

Harper s Young People

Ilere it is ! creatures , but they are kind . I would be much more afraid of a MOTIER
MADGE . Oh , Grandmother Goose , what a huge foot ! spiteful dwarf . SPITFIRE .
I could hide in the toe . Jack . I suppose he wants to have his shoc half - soled .

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131059920

Category: Children's literature

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Categories: Children's literature

MUSTANGE DESIGNER PB

MUSTANGE DESIGNER PB

Field Service Department in England check with British manufacturers, especially
the Spitfire people, to get a detailed ... “Our Field Service Department, under Phil
Legarra, sent his field servicemen out to the various places where Spitfires ...

Author: Wagner R

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781560989943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Mustang Designer tells the story of American wartime fighter development, including engines and armaments, as part of a nationwide program of aircraft builders and fliers, focusing on Edgar Schmued, the designer of the Mustang. The P-51 Mustang is widely regarded as the best propeller-driven fighter that ever flew. What many might not realize is that the plane's developer was a German migrant. This book tells of how Schmued created a weapon that would ultimately prove lethal to the aspirations of those who had seized control over his native land.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Plays for Young People with Songs and Choruses Suitable for Private Theatricals

Plays for Young People  with Songs and Choruses  Suitable for Private Theatricals

My gift is skill in music and in painting . ( Enter suddenly Spitfire . Queen starts
and screams . ) QUEEN . Ugh ! there ' s that horrid Spitfire ! King , I ' m fainting . (
She falls into a chair . ) LADY ( giving the Queen smelling - salts ) Madam , be
firm .

Author: James Barmby

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049237337

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A Man for the Time

A Man for the Time

Is that right? Yes. That really was . There wasn't any question because the P-51 –
- of course, I'm prejudiced -- but I have to think was the greatest fighter airplane of
World War II. The Spitfire people will argue that, but what nobody can deny is ...

Author: James T. Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023609033

Category: United States

Page: 440

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Categories: United States

Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

Two years ago we promised the Commander of the British man - of - war “ Spitfire
" not to attack or make war with Little Popo ; he promised us that the people of
Little Popo should not be allowed to attack us while the “ Spitfire ” was here at ...

Author: Lewis Hertslet

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002247564E

Category: Great Britain

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A collection of treaties and conventions, between Great Britain and foreign powers, and of the laws, decrees, orders in council, &c., concerning the same, so far as they relate to commerce and navigation, slavery, extradition, nationality, copyright, postal matters, &c., and to the privileges and interests of the subjects of the high contracting parties.
Categories: Great Britain

Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

Hertslet s Commercial Treaties

Two years ago we promised the Commander of the British man - of - war “ Spitfire
" not to attack or make war with Little Popo ; he promised us that the people of
Little Popo should not be allowed to attack us while the “ Spitfire ” was here at ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B588016

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Two years ago we promised the commander of the British man - of - war “ Spitfire
" not to attack or make war with Little Popo ; he promised us that the people of
Little Popo should not be allowed to attack us while the " Spitfire ' was here at ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555100660

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Sailors and Saints

Sailors and Saints

The gig's crew were already on the gangway to relieve the Spitfire's people , who
, from excessive fatigue , could hardly lay in the cars as they now arrived
alongside . To assist them in their ascent , man - ropes and life - lines were hung
over ...

Author: William Nugent Glascock

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ISBN: UCI:31970033863447

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The Spitfire

The Spitfire

Why do people feel more hurt , Bill , if a fool says a sharp thing , than if it came
from a clever fellow ? ” “ Can ' t say , shipmate . " “ A musquito , ” said Snarling , “
stings sharper than a big bluebottle can bite . Are you ready , lads ? " “ All ready .

Author: Frederick Chamier

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590216289

Category:

Page: 364

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British and Foreign State Papers

British and Foreign State Papers

Two years ago we promised the Commander of the British manof - war Spitfire
not to attack or make war with Little Popo ; he promised us that the people of Little
Popo should not be allowed to attack us while the Spitfire was here at anchor off
 ...

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ISBN: UCLA:31158009229724

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Bulletins from Britain

Bulletins from Britain

Spitfire Gifts From Far and Near This old town on the Avon has faced disasters in
bygone times . ... and it has risen above that havoc greater and more splendid
than before , and what the people of Bristol have done in the past their children of
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117386057

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Persuading the People

Persuading the People

The one exception is The First of the Few ( 1942 ) , which was a biopic of the
designer of the Spitfire , R.J. Mitchell ( played by Lesley Howard ) . It begins in
September 1940 at the height of the battle . Wing - Commander Geoffrey Crisp (
David ...

Author: David Welch

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0108710930

Category: Propaganda, British

Page: 224

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During World War II, the UK government created the Central Office of Information to act as the country s marketing and communications agency. In these desperate times, the Office produced steady streams of propaganda for the home front, for the colonies and for dissemination through occupied countries. In addition to patriotic material encouraging Britons to maintain a stiff upper lip, thousands of postcards, leaflets, posters, booklets and other promotional materials were dropped from aircraft over occupied countries in World War II. In 2000, the master set of copies was deposited with the British Library, making an enormous collection of great social and historical significance available to the public for the first time."
Categories: Propaganda, British

The Spitfire Summer

The Spitfire Summer

Author: Peter Haining

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: IND:30000025846183

Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Page: 208

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Categories: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

We envied the Spitfire people for their higher rate of climb and their better altitude
performance , ' recalled Pilot Officer Kenneth Lee , who flew Hurricanes with No
501 Squadron from Gravesend . ' On the other hand the Hurricane was easier to
 ...

Author: Alfred Price

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008970322

Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Page: 223

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En detaljeret, velskrevet gennemgang af luftkampene den 18. august 1940, hvor tabene på 24 timer blev 100 tyske og 136 engelske fly.
Categories: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

The Last Cruise of the Spitfire

The Last Cruise of the Spitfire

Nice way to live on other people's money ! ” “ Will you let me go ? ” “ Yes , but not
for long . " “ Are you going back to - night ? ” “ Certainly . ” This was somewhat of
a surprise to me . I had thought that he intended to wait until the arrival of ...

Author: Edward Stratemeyer

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433091390231

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 241

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Categories: Adventure stories

The Good Fight

The Good Fight

From Reading it was reported on 3 September that ' Enthusiasm for the
numerous Spitfire funds shows the temper of the people , in spite of the rise in
cost of living , shortages of various commodities , and the ever present threat of
air attacks ...

Author: G. Campion

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403989982

Category: History

Page: 387

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Propaganda during the Battle of Britain contributed to high national morale and optimism, with 'The 'Few's' prowess and valour projected through Air Ministry communiqués and daily claims 'scores'. The media was a willing partner in portraying their heroism, also later consolidated in wartime publications, films and historiography.
Categories: History

The Darlington Spitfire

The Darlington Spitfire

( Author ) IN THE HOUR OF PÉRIL PEOPLE OF DARLINGTON EARNED THE
GRATITUDE OF THE BRITISH NATIONS ... ROYAL AIR FORCE AND
FORTIFYING THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM BY THE GIFT OF SPITFIRE AIRCRAFT
They shall ...

Author: Peter Caygill

Publisher: Airlife Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022017516

Category: Spitfire (Fighter plane)

Page: 174

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Beretter om jageroperationer under 2. verdenskrig i tilknytning til et bestemt RAF Spitfire-fly med navnet "The Darlington Spitfire."
Categories: Spitfire (Fighter plane)

Asiaweek

Asiaweek

Having played a jealous spitfire people behind flag and tille almost ended in
disin one TV series , she is looking forward to government . Result : a aster when
a glitch in the new role for Lea Salonga elaborate scene - shifting as symbol of ...

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ISBN: IND:30000003213844

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia

Air Pictorial

Air Pictorial

... it never flew from an airfield in Kent , No 131 Sqn was equipped with Spitfires
paid for by the people of the county . ... were pur - Spitfire Fund fired the
imagination of moved to Catterick and Ternhill respecchased by the people of
Kent .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021770628

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics