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THE HURRICANE STORY: How A Great Plane Saved A War
THE HURRICANE STORY How A Great Plane Saved A War Author:Paul Gallico The London "blitz", crashing bombs, crying children huddled in their mothers' arms, city blocks reduced to rubble, skies darkened by swarms of attacking aircraft, the worst aerial siege in history, and the gallant fighting plane that bested the Nazi. Paul Gallico, with the same magic touch and warmth of feeling of his great best sellers, has no... more »w turned to the chronicle of the Hurricane--the tenacious little single-seater plane that stood forth against the Luftwaffe. If ever a machine could, it personified the indomitable spirit of those who withstood, and won, the Battle of Britain.
Paul Gallico, as always when he writes, tells far more than the obvious story--more than the story of a flying machine from its conception to obsolescence. This is, no less, the recitation of acts of courage and heroism of the men who flew the Hurricane and the British people, who had so little except this plane and their own valiant hearts between them and destruction--or victory.« less