The Remarkable Story of How a Unique Aircraft Returned to Flight
Grub Street 2012
Hardback 175pp Illustrated
9781908117069   Product Code: 21380
In 1980 a largely complete plane emerged from the sands of a beach near Calais. The recovered wreck was identified as a Spitfire Mark I, lost during the Battle of France. This book investigates the history of the aircraft from the factory to operational duties, including profiles of the pilots who flew it, as well as telling the story of its meticulous restoration. Returning to the sky in 2011, it is now the earliest flying Spitfire anywhere in the world.