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Old 14th May 2010, 15:29
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New Screwball Beurling book

I have just read the new book about George Beurling (Screwball Beurling: Malta's Top Scoring Fighter Ace) and I highly recommend it.
Brian Cull (with Frederick Galea) has produced an important work about one of the most interesting Allied pilots of the war.
Until now, the only biography about Beurling that I'm aware of was 'Hero,' which was written by Brian Nolan almost 30 years ago. It provided a great portrait of Beurling the man and I highly recommend it as well. But 'Hero' was not a great 'blow-by-blow' account of Beurling's combat career.
Cull's book fills the gap with a well-written account that includes a wealth of new information about exactly what the ace accomplished, both over Malta and France. It is also well illustrated and includes a number of photos that I had not seen before.
I found I couldn't put the book down and I did, in fact, read it in one sitting.

Dan McCaffery
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Old 15th May 2010, 11:00
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Re: New Screwball Beurling book

Many thanks for the plug, Dan

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Old 11th October 2010, 23:17
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Re: New Screwball Beurling book

Hello Dan and Brian.
I was very interested to hear about this new book as I'm finding the whole Screwball story fascinating. I can't seem to find the book for sale on the Internet though. Could you point me in the right direction if possible please? My thanks in advance.
If you or anyone else was interested, I've met up with someone who knew Screwball whilst he was training in Scotland. Apparently he proposed to her but she turned him down!
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