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The Resource Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot, George F. Beurling and Leslie Roberts ; with a foreword by Christopher Shores

Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot, George F. Beurling and Leslie Roberts ; with a foreword by Christopher Shores

Label
Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot
Title
Malta Spitfire
Title remainder
the diary of a fighter pilot
Statement of responsibility
George F. Beurling and Leslie Roberts ; with a foreword by Christopher Shores
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1942, twenty-five thousand feet above Malta, RAF Spitfires fought combat after bitter combat with clouds of German and Italian bombers and fighters. One of those Spitfire pilots was the Canadian George Beurling who, in fourteen flying days, destroyed twenty-seven Axis aircraft, damaged eight others and probably destroyed three more. Malta Spitfire tells Beurling's remarkable story and that of the outnumbered but dogged Spitfires which, day after day, climbed into the skies to defend the most bombed patch of land in the world. George Beurling was posted to Malta in 1942 and soon earned a tremendous reputation as a single-minded and determined pilot. He was gifted, prompting a superior to remark that µhe was a wonderful pilot; and an even better shot'. Malta Spitfire is a fighter pilot's story told by a fighter pilot sitting in the cockpit of his aircraft. The gripping narrative places the reader virtually at the controls of the plane, climbing to meet marauding Germans, diving down against bombers or dodging Italian fighters. This is aerial warfare in the words of one of its best exponents and a tale of skill and bravery in the face of tremendous odds
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beurling, George F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1896-1980
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roberts, Leslie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beurling, George F
  • Beurling, George F
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fighter pilots
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Canada
  • Malta
  • Luftkrieg
  • Soldat
  • Weltkrieg
  • Kanada
  • Malta
Label
Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot, George F. Beurling and Leslie Roberts ; with a foreword by Christopher Shores
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Toronto : Oxford University Press, 1943
  • "Contains a new foreword, list of biographies and new photographs provided by Christopher Shores"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
706031036
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9781906502980
Lccn
2011500618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 700
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706031036
Label
Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot, George F. Beurling and Leslie Roberts ; with a foreword by Christopher Shores
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Toronto : Oxford University Press, 1943
  • "Contains a new foreword, list of biographies and new photographs provided by Christopher Shores"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
706031036
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9781906502980
Lccn
2011500618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 700
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706031036

Library Locations

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      5 Monument Square, Portland, ME, 04101, US
      43.657680 -70.258550
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