Posted at 12:32 AM on September 1, 2009
by John Birge
Filed under: The blog
On the 70th anniversary of beginning of World War II, two appreciations of a legendary aircraft that helped win the war for the Allies: the Spitfire.
From a 2009 series of Royal Mail postage stamps commemorating British Design Classics, comes this beauty:
And from composer Sir William Walton, the "Spitfire Prelude and Fugue," a concert work adapted from his score to the movie "The First of the Few." This YouTube clip mates the music with images from the war: