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First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-Torn Skies above Britain

First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-Torn Skies above Britain

Geoffrey Wellum

ISBN: 978-0-471-42627-1

Apr 2003

368 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$46.00

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""Wellum’s First Light deserves to be read for many years to come.""
–The Times (of London)

High praise for England’s bestselling First Light . . .

""An extraordinarily gripping and powerful story.""
–The Evening Standard (London)

""A work of exceptional quality . . . a passion and immediacy which make it compelling reading.""
–Max Hastings, author of Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

""A remarkable book, amazingly fresh, honest, and modest . . . utterly gripping; it is without question one of the best books I have read in the last few years.""
–Professor Richard Holmes, author of Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket

""Startlingly vivid recollections . . . this is air war at its most intense . . . his readers get a strong sense of immediacy.""
–The Spectator (London)

""Geoffrey Wellum’s book is a wonderfully evocative find . . . a book for all ages and generations, a treasure.""
–Daily Express (London)

List of Illustrations.

Prologue.

Ab Initio.

Ad Astra.

Fighter Squadron.

First Light.

Mars, God of War.

Brief Encounter.

Parting Day.

Snappers About.

Convoy Pair.

Over There.

White Cliffs.

Twilight.

Beyond the Hill.

Return to the Fray.

Operation Pedestal.

White Clouds.

Epilogue.