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How They Made Piece of Cake is a book by Robert Eagle and Herbie Knott, detailing the production of the LWT Miniseries Piece of Cake.

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  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Boxtree Ltd; First Edition edition (15 Sep 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852832398
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852832391
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm


Title SubtitleAuthor Page
Firing Up The beginnings of Piece of CakeRobert Eagle6
Why I wrote Piece of Cake Derek Robinson16
Tactics, Skills and HardwareThe lessons learnt in the first year of warDerek Robinbson26
Fighting MachinesThe aircraft they fought inMike Jerram41
Setting the SceneHow the aircraft and locations were foundRobert Eagle66
Action!How Piece of Cake was filmedRobert Eagle84
Flying the Messerschmitt Me 109 Walter Eichorn112
Flying the Spitfire Brian Smith114
Cast 116
An Airman's Ecstasy 118
Acknowledments 120


Piece of History, 18 Dec 2009 By Hercules Aviator "Mature Student" (Wiltshire, UK) - How They Made "Piece of Cake" (Hardcover) This is the story of the TV series, an excellent programme I might add. Making the series was not easy, the original book is about a Hurricane Squadron; no Spitfires were based in France but Hurricanes were in short supply when the programme was made. Apart from that, the story of the making is enthralling. The book gives excellent insights in the technical difficulties the programme makes had to surmount, weather, aircraft availability. An excellent read and worthy of a place in any collection on the WWII film/programme collectors shelf.

Piece of Cake, 15 Feb 2012 By Rosie - How They Made "Piece of Cake" (Hardcover) If you enjoyed the series on TV, then to see how and where the series was made is a worthwhile excerise. An insight into a world gone by - I very much doubt that we would see such selfless bravery if we were under threat again, in the same way. Makes you appreciate the brave men and women who are serving overseas, in a different theatre and in different circumstances, on our behalf at present. Let's hope their sacrifice is not in vain!!


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