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Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer free pdf Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton and his comrades came to live with during those long weeks, as well as the bravery, camaraderie and humanity that made those unpredictable days more bearable. The aeroplane Panton captained throughout this intense period was a Bristol Blenheim Mark IV. He saw the Blenheim as his friend and saviour. It was the vehicle from which he and his crew were able to spot the enemy and save lives, repeatedly withstanding shooting and bombardment to facilitate dramatic landings and rescues. Yet despite these heroic adventures, culminating in his being shot down a fourth time, captured and made a prisoner of war, Panton describes Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer as a story of failure. Whilst he survived, so many of his friends and comrades did not, and this grief never left him. Panton's extraordinary book, written in the aftermath of the war but discovered posthumously, is edited and introduced by his granddaughter Victoria Panton Bacon.A candid and gripping read, this is very much the story of a pilot and his plane.

About Alastair Dyson Panton

Alastair Dyson Panton was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1939. His bravery was recognised with an OBE in 1950 and a CBE in 1969. By the time of his retirement in 1971 he was Provost marshal and Head of RAF Security. He died in December 2002.

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Author : Alastair Dyson Panton
Publisher : Biteback Publishing
Data Published : 11 July 2014
ISBN : 1849546681
EAN : 9781849546683
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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