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Glasgow s Spitfire

Author : Alex Robertson
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This tells the story of Supermarine Spitfire LA198, her short flying career as told through the words of the men of No.602(City of Glasgow) Squadron, and her subsequent restoration.

Spitfire Dive Bombers versus the V2

Author : Bill Simpson
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On 8 September 1944 the first of over 1,000 V2 missiles aimed at southern England exploded in west London. It had been launched from a wooded street corner in Den Haag in the Netherlands. Fighter Command was responsible for defending Britain from air attack and thus Air Marshal Roderic Hill countered the threat by using six squadrons of Spitfires from 12 Group bases in Norfolk to discover and then dive-bomb the mobile V2 launch sites scattered throughout the Dutch towns and countryside. This was no easy task as the missiles were well camouflaged and often positioned adjacent to dwellings occupied by civilians. The RAF was under orders to cause minimum damage to Dutch property and life, therefore precision bombing became a necessity. This is a full account of the campaign including discussions of the strategy and tactics employed and the equipment used and it also considers the effect upon Dutch civilians. It draws upon the experiences of sixteen Allied pilots, ground crew and the Dutch who were at the receiving-end of the attacks.

Christmas with the Spitfire Girls

Author : Jenny Holmes
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Yorkshire 1944: All they want this year is a truly happy Christmas... The end of the war feels tantalisingly close, but Air Transport Auxiliary girls Bobbie, Viv and Mary have plenty more flights in their beloved Spitfires yet – battling everything from snow to enemy fire on their journeys. Risking their lives doing their bit for their country, this Christmas they’re determined to have some festive fun. But as they set about bringing good tidings for all, a stern and mysterious new flyer in the form of Peggy arrives. What secret is Peggy hiding? Mary has a wedding to plan before her fiancé is sent away, then makes a devastating discovery so shameful she can’t tell the other girls. Bobbie’s beau issues an ultimatum, and Viv is wondering whether she wants a man at all... With the big day around the corner and hope of peace on the horizon, can the girls find joy and love this Christmas after so many years of war? A heart-warming story of friendship, camaraderie and triumph over adversity that fans of Elaine Everest and Nancy Revell will adore. Readers love Jenny Holmes 'A delight to read' 'I highly recommend this book, great job Jenny!' 'Really enjoyed this book cant wait to read the next one' 'Lovely historical drama' 'I love reading these books on life in WW2' 'A book you can't put down'

The Spitfire Girls Fly for Victory

Author : Jenny Holmes
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Planes to deliver. A war to be won. Bobbie Fraser, Mary Holland and Jean Thornton are Atta Girls - part of the Air Transport Auxiliary team flying planes between bases. Taking to the air in anything they're given, their work is dangerous but their courage always comes through. Now there's a new girl joining the ranks - Canadian Viv Robertson, who is bright, brash and brave. But can Viv settle into her new home with the other girls? And when life on the ground leaves them as vulnerable as in the air, can they stick together through the tough times ahead and ultimately fly to victory? A heart-warming, romantic story of friendship, camaraderie and triumph over adversity that fans of Donna Douglas, Nancy Revell and Elaine Everest will adore. ---------------------------- Readers love Jenny Holmes 'A delight to read' 'I highly recommend this book, great job Jenny!' 'Really enjoyed this book cant wait to read the next one' 'Lovely historical drama' 'I love reading these books on life in WW2' 'A book you can't put down'

Glasgow Airport Through Time

Author : Rob Bowater
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Glasgow Airport has changed and developed over the last century.

From Spitfire to Microchip

Author : Design History Society
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Glasgow

Author : Brian D. Osborne
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This illustrated book explores the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the city of Glasgow, its people and its industries.

The Spitfire

Author : Frederick Chamier
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The Supermarine Spitfire F 21

Author : Phil H. Listemann
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The Spitfire F.21 was the last Spitfire variant to be introduced into service before the end of WW2. It belongs to what we usually call the third generation of Spitfires, and the F.21 was the first of it, preceding the F.22 and F.24. This is a study of 28 pages, with 29 photos and 4 colour profiles, and details its carreer during and after the war.

Listening to Britain

Author : Jeremy A Crang
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From May to September 1940, a period that saw some of the most dramatic events in British history - including the evacuation of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the opening stages of the Blitz - the Ministry of Information eavesdropped on the conversations of ordinary people in all parts of the United Kingdom and compiled secret daily reports on the state of popular morale.

Spitfire Women of World War II

Author : Giles Whittell
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This is the incredible true story of a wartime sisterhood of women pilots: a group of courageous pioneers who took exceptional risks to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to the frontlines of World War II.

The Life of David Glasgow Farragut

Author : Loyall Farragut
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Spitfire

Author : Alfred Price
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The Collected Writings of Dougal Graham Skellat Bellman of Glasgow Jockey and Maggy s courtship The coalman s courtship Comical transactions of Lothian Tom History of John Cheap the chapman Leper the taylor The grand solemnity of the taylor s funeral The history of Haverel wives Janet Clinker s oration The comical and witty jokes of John Falkirk s cariches The comical sayings of Pady from Cork Simple John and his twelve misfortunes The ancient and modern history of Buck Haven The witty and entertaining exploits of George Buchanan Glossary

Author : Dougal Graham
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Below Stairs

Author : Giles Waterfield
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Published to accompany the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 16 October 2003 - 11 January 2004, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 11 February - 31 May 2004.

Half of Glasgow s Gone

Author : Michael Dick
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Glasgow, until recently, was a major European port and this publication describes its heyday, decline, neglect and subsequent redevelopment. Most of the docks and quays are featured in separate chapters.

From Glasgow s Treasure Chest

Author : James Cowan
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Spitfire

Author : Chaz Bowyer
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Supermarine Spitfire

Author : Chaz Bowyer
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The Naval Chronicle Volume 32 July December 1814

Author : James Stanier Clarke
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Volume 32 of the Naval Chronicle (1814) covers the war with America, international law regarding neutrals, topography, and military pay.