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First Light (Hardback)

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"Wellum's First Light deserves to be read for many years tocome."

-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 immediacywhich make it compelling reading."

-Max Hastings, author of Overlord: D-Day and the Battle forNormandy

"A remarkable book, amazingly fresh, honest, and modest . . .utterly gripping; it is without question one of the best books Ihave read in the last few years."

-Professor Richard Holmes, author of Redcoat: The BritishSoldier in the Age of Horse and Musket

"Startlingly vivid recollections . . . this is air war at itsmost intense . . . his readers get a strong sense ofimmediacy."

-The Spectator (London)

"Geoffrey Wellum's book is a wonderfully evocative find . .. a book for all ages and generations, a treasure."

-Daily Express (London)

GEOFFREY WELLUM was born in Walthamstow, England, and educated at Forest School. At age seventeen, he joined the RAF on a short-service commission in August 1939 and served with the 92nd Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. In March 1942 he joined the 65th Squadron as Flight Commander and, later that year, led a group of eight Spitfires in the relief of Malta during Operation Pedestal. He later served as a test pilot on Typhoon fighter planes and as a gunnery instructor until the end of the war. He remained with the RAF after the war, retiring in 1961 to take a position as a commodities broker in London. He now lives in Cornwall, England.

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