Friday, 12 September 2008
True Brit 14
I enjoyed not picking a politician etc last week so I have decided to go one step further this week by picking the supermarine spitfire as this weeks true Brit. 68 years ago, this plane flown by young British and commonwealth pilots was instrumental in turning back the seemingly omnipotent Luftwaffe. England stood alone in Europe in facing the dark tide that threatened to snuff out the light of civilisation in the world.This plane helped buy the time needed for the forces of western democracy to gather and finally destroy the scourge of national socialism. For me the sight and especially the sound of the Spitfires Merlin engine means Britain and freedom...long may they fly.