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Six Weeks Of Blenheim Summer

Author : Alastair Panton
ISBN : 9781405936767
Genre : History
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'DESERVES TO JOIN REACH FOR THE SKY AND THE LAST ENEMY AS ONE OF THE GREAT RAF BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR' - ANDREW ROBERTS As I write, I can clearly recall the stinging heat of aburning Blenheim, smells, tastes, expressions, sounds of voices and, most ofall, fear gripping deep in me. Flying Officer Alastair Panton was just twenty-three when his squadron deployed across the Channel in the defence of France. They were desparate days. Pushed back to the beaches as the German blitzkrieg rolled through the Low Countries and into France, by June 4th 1940 the evacuation ofthe Allies from Dunkirk was complete. A little over two weeks later France surrendered. Flying vital, dangerous, low-level missions throughout the campaign in support of the troops on the ground, Panton's beloved but unarmed Bristol Blenheim was easy meat for the marauding Messerschmitts. At the height of fighting he was losing two of his small squadron's crews to the enemy every day. Discovered in a box by his grandchildren after his death in 2002, Alastair Panton's Six Weeks of Blenheim Summeris a lostclassic. One of the most moving, vivid and powerful accounts of war inthe air ever written. And an unforgettable testament to the courage, stoicism, camaraderie and humanity of Britain's greatest generation. 'THE BEST ACCOUNT OF THE CHAOS AND CONFUSION OF WAR OUTSIDE THE PAGES OF EVELYN WAUGH' BORIS JOHNSON 'ONE CAN'T HELP FEELING AWE AND REVERENCE. THERE ARE ENOUGHEDVENTURES HERE FOR A LIFETIME' LOUIS DE BERNIERES 'SIMPLY WONDERFUL. ONE OF THE BEST ACCOUNTS OF WWii I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN NICHOL

Six Weeks Of Blenheim Summer

Author : Alastair Dyson Panton
ISBN : 1849546681
Genre : Air pilots, Military
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Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and unique memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940, as the Germans marched into first Belgium and then France. It brings to life the fear, loneliness, pain and terrible sadness Panton and his comrades came to live with during those long weeks; as well as drawing on the bravery, camaraderie and humanity which made those unpredictable days more bearable. The aeroplane Alastair Panton captained throughout this intense period was a Bristol Blenheim Mark IV and this is very much the story of a pilot and his plane. His saw his Blenheim as his friend and hero. It was the vehicle from which he and his crew were able to spot the enemy and subsequently save lives. Neither did his Blenheim let him down when it was shot at, early on in the campaign; it withstood intense bombardment and allowed him to make safe landings on several occasions and thus dramatically rescue his crew members. Panton describes Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer, culminating in the Dunkirk evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force, as a story of failure. The author witnessed fear, despair and the expectation of death on a daily basis. Whilst he survived, so many of his friends and comrades did not. The grief never left him.

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