"I would like to pilot Messerschmitt at least once in my life. Let me do one practice circuit ..."
(Request from RAF Lt. Col. Douglas Bader to Luftwaffe Lt. Col. Adolf Galland in August 1941)
Biography of Frederick Bowhill, commanding Coastal Command at the beginning of World War II
The young commander of the training squadron of the 310th Fighter Squadron, which participated in combat flights and fell in air combat.
A few weeks ago, the British Library in London declassified an unfinished manuscript of the memoirs of Sir Anthony Blunt, a former curator of the royal court's art collections. She was allowed to do so twenty-five years after his death. Only these records revealed why the convicted Soviet spy did not - unlike many others - go behind bars, but remained in the service of the court until he retired himself.