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Miss Beatrice Shilling Saves the Spitfire

On a bright spring morning in 1940, the Royal Air Force pilot was in the fight of his life. Strapped into his brand new Supermarine Spitfire, he was locked in mortal combat with a Luftwaffe pilot over the English Channel in the opening days of the Battle of Britain. 63 more words


There’s One More Layer to the Story About the Battle of Britain

The recent motion picture, The Darkest Hour, the World War II story of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the Battle of Britain, has raised the question, Were American pilots in this historic battle? 853 more words

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Bravery and Heroism

In a much earlier blog entry (https://silverwolfwushu.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/from-great-britain/) in the context of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings I wrote

“It is very tempting 75-odd years later to draw a correspondence with England (=Gondor) and especially London (=Minas Tirith) going through the Battle of Britain (Churchill’s speech June 18 1940; actual combat July 10 to October 31) and the Blitz (dates depend on who is writing the history – perhaps September 7 to May 31 1941) and waiting for help from America (=Rohan). 197 more words

Dunkirk: The return of the flying film

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was an Amazon bestseller this Christmas.

The film has been praised for its aerial sequences, using real aircraft on a scale that hasn’t been seen in many years. 1,036 more words



I am not an aviation expert and even less of a military aviation expert, far from it. But that is what makes the Spitfire so special. 350 more words


Everyone Brave Is Forgiven | WWII

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave was very…real. Raw. It was a book that hurt—just a little bit—to read.


Mary, Tom, and Alastair are from different worlds, but World War II and Hitler’s grudge against their homeland propel them into each other’s paths. 617 more words

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