Author: George Barclay,Hardbound, 184 Pages, H5239, ISBN: 9780857332394, Fully Revised and re-illustrated 2012 Edition -
' I was so struck by the vivid quality of George Barclay's writing, both in the diary and in his letters to his family.., this thrilling account of the experiences of a dashing, courageous and skilful fighter pilot as well as a successful escaper... not only makes exciting reading, but is a valuable contribution to RAF literature.
Everyone should read this book for a gripping first-hand story.'
'The immediacy of this record is compelling, and there are many surprises, too... This is a most moving account of the eventful last months of a brave, honest and engaging young man.'
'His account of the Battle of Britain is notably fresh and vivid... For their value in describing combat tactics, in simple language of the day, these recollections are on a par with those of an Elizabethan sailor at grips with the Armada, or one of Nelson's officers at Trafalgar.'
`...fascinating reading, every sortie described with zest and enjoyment... a splendid book and reading it did me good.'
Aerospace (The Royal Aeronautical Society Journal)