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Poor - these women deserve better
on 19 January 2013
This is a short book and actually not very informative - a thin veneer of information over some short biographical chapters of five women who flew planes for the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. Even the title is misleading as they flew many different planes from open cockpit planes to Wellington bombers. These women deserve a better book and for anyone who is interested there are better books out there: autobiographies of some of those pilots & Virgina Nicholson's Millions Like Us have much more substance, and in fiction Marge Piercy's magnificent Gone to Soldiers. These books give a much better feel for the lives of these brave women (& men) who flew planes all around Britain and into Europe with no communications equipment and no armaments throughout the war.