[[ Free eBook ]] The Spitfire Girls (English Edition)Author Soraya M Lane – Bilb-weil.de

The ATA was a real organisation in the Second World War which hired women pilots to ferry planes to the front line air bases of the RAF This book, although a fictitious account of the ATA, is filled with real life events It is a good source of history on the subject, and although it features stories that are based on real events, it doesn t go as far as the true life stories I enjoyed the book immensely, and the three leading female characters were sympathetic and vivid enough to keep me interested right to the end A good story and realistic characters Highly recommended. Without these brave women we probably would not have won the war With a shortage of male pilots the women volunteered to ferry new aircraft from the factories to different airfields up down the UK Some were flown to the top of Scotland These brave women flew heavy bombers spitfires without instruments or radio Some of these were only teenagers some were not very tall or strong, but they soon mastered the different types of aircraft This is a remarkable story of the young girls who helped win the war who we should be very proud of. I ve read lots of books set in this time so have probably been spoiled for choice Some research has gone into this book but I felt it needed a lot to get the story right.It was overly sentimental and soppy The characters didn t really have great depth We knew little or nothing about Polly, other than she was a great pilot I think she was added in for one purpose only.Lizzie from the States was completely over the top She was selfish and boorish and seemed to enjoy being rude, thinking it made her better than men I actually skimmed the chapters that dealt with her alone.Reading about the ATA and how it was set up was interesting to some extent Would have liked information.I seem to be in the minority here with my star rating but that s how the book came across to me.For anyone who likes historical fiction and is interested in the ATA too, read Bluebirds by Margaret Mayhew A wonderful read. Loved this book as I have all the other books of Soraya Lane s and if you like to read books set in WW2 then you must read this It is a wonderful story highlighting those amazing women who volunteered to be pilots in the Air Transport Auxilliary and brings to attention the huge obstacles these women had to overcome I have great admiration for them and was glad to note that the author has researched the topic well I found the story of May, Ruby and Lizzie to be extremely absorbing to the extent that I was fully immersed in the book and became totally unaware of my own surroundings which is the sign of a really good book Highly recommended. I have read a few of the fiction stories of the ATA which have been very good but this one is the best If you enjoyWW2 this is a must The atmosphere and life style of 1942 is very well written The imperious attitude of theAmerican girl with her three friends who arrived to join the ATA is all too much She needs a good slap across the face and needs to learn respect for the times and the British way of doing things I kept saying What, how dare you I am only a quarter of the way through the book but thoroughly enjoying it It is extraordinary and so commendable what these girls did in the ATA, delivering much needed aircraft for the war effort. I bought this book simply because both my parents flew aircraft before, and just after, WW2.and I was interested in the history of the brave young ferry pilots Admittedly this was a novel and incorporated a ficticious story line but it did give an insight into into the predujice the young female pilots faced at the time Sadly this was not restricted to female pilots but also to the great many women who kept the war factories running, drove everything from staff cars to heavy lorries, and carried out a host of other essential jobs to aid the war effort.When you consider these young female pilots were not allowed to fly using instruments, or radio, in unarmed aircraft without supporting crew members they did a remarkable job.Even today the number of female pilots, both civilian and military, remains a very low percentage so we have not actually progressed very much I didn t know , when I ordered the book, if it was going to be a book for the men or the ladies Having read it and enjoyed it immensely I have concluded it is both The book is fiction based on fact about the ATA during WW2 and is easy to read with a big insight into the training and the work these wonderful ladies did in order to release men to the front line It also shows some of the prejudices of the time.Buy it, read it, enjoy it, I did Changes from biographical style to romance half way through I read it to the end but the second half is like a fairy story, every major character in the first half is crying at every opportunity interminable a tear and generally not overheard sweet nothings to the beloved There are massive changes in allegiance and focus without many indications of how this relates to characters in first or second halves This makes the characters, who were developed into real people at the start, turn into two dimensional charicatures.It s worth reading but after 60% of the book you are reading ahead of the author, and that makes it considerably less attractive.I don t usually write reviews of books Now you understand why. I was so looking forward to reading this book but, alas, I couldn t even finish it I have read some books on the ATA before which were accurate and very good reading but this one seemed like a fictional ATA as opposed to the real one There was no Executive Officer rank in the ATA Lizzie seemed to think war and the ATA job was a joke It was nowhere near accurate and was, as others have commented, like a mills and boon story I feel ripped off Gave it one star as cannot do zero which it deserves. Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at homeAt the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job dont end on the tarmac Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questionedThere is friction from the start between the new recruits Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills She couldnt be different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft homeAs these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill equipped meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of warDetermined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies