Spitfire Heroines of the Air Transport Auxilliary



    Signed by three of the five female ATA Pilots featured in the book
    Margaret Frost
    Joy Lofthouse
    Mary Ellis

    The History Press. First edition 2012. 191 pages and well illustrated with photographs

    Mint condition hardback book and dustjacket. As new.

    From the dustjacket blurb: Through the darkest days of the Second World War, a group of courageous civilian women risked their lives as aerial delivery pilots, flying Lancaster bombers, Spitfires and many other powerful war machines in thousands of perilous missions. The dangers these women faced were many: they flew unarmed, without radio and in some cases without instruments, in conditions where even unexpected cloud could mean disaster.

    In ‘The Female Few’, five of these astonishingly brave women tell their awe-inspiring tales of incredible risk, tenacity and sacrifice. Their spirit and fearlessness in the face of death still resonates down the years, and their accounts reveal a forgotten chapter in the history of the Second World War.

    A well researched book with a neat collection of signatures.

    This book is listed on ACE.  To purchase, please contact Spitfire Books