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Unmissable for anyone interested in aviation history,
This review is from: Spitfire Women of World War II (Paperback)
This is one of the most fascinating stories I have read this year, no it's not highly technical (There are many technical Tours de Force on the Spitfire). Instead it concentrates on the politics and personalities surrounding the remarkable decision to allow women to fly combat aircraft in WW2, and the uniquely challenging conditions under which they did so, traveling from as far away as South Africa and Chile.
It also contains some superbly evocative photographs. (Even though the front cover shows not just a Spitfire & a Hurricane but an ME109! (Actually, it's a Spanish built HA-112, with a Spitfire engine!)