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The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II
     

The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II

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by Pierre Clostermann
 

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This is absolutely the best fighter pilot memoir of World War II. Pierre Closterman was a Free French fighter ace and his account of the air war over Britain and France has justly become famous. It contains everything one could wish for: wonderfully observed descriptions of wartime Britain, frighteningly evocative stories of in-the-cockpit action, an amazing

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This is absolutely the best fighter pilot memoir of World War II. Pierre Closterman was a Free French fighter ace and his account of the air war over Britain and France has justly become famous. It contains everything one could wish for: wonderfully observed descriptions of wartime Britain, frighteningly evocative stories of in-the-cockpit action, an amazing cast of characters, and all the drama and bravery of a man fighting a desperate war thousands of feet above the ground. An undeniable classic and a true page-turner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304366248
Publisher:
Cassell Military
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Darkeagle More than 1 year ago
I literally spend thousand of dollars on books. This is the best book that I have found regarding the Spitfire. I had heard of Pierre Colsterman many years ago, but only recently purchased his book. It's non stop action from cover to cover, and as a pilot I found i had to put down. The authors time as fighter pilot is superbly balanced with anecdotes as a person during a time of war. The description of dogfights, being bombed, and life in general make it very easy for the reader to visualise the authors recounts.