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  • Spitfire

  • A Very British Love Story
  • By: John Nichol
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany’s domination of Europe looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but...

  • By PAUL on 27-11-18

The quintessential RAF.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-18

A must. Encourage the young to listen for nostalgia and a sense of pride. Excellent.