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ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
1 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Stoddart, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773729763 B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moo s e F u m erton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Small bump at bottom of fr on t h in ge , small light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SPLENDID HUNDRED:  THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements.
2 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements. THE SPLENDID HUNDRED: THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075516837 / 9780075516835 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
170 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map. "This is the hitherto untold and virtually unknown story of the 100 Canadian fighter pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain - 'the pre-eminent air battle of the modern era. ' Together they scored more victories per pilot than any other Allied air force. Set against the backdrop of a raging controversy over control within Fighter Command, (this book) relates the feats of daring exemplified by such pilots as Johnny Kent, Ernie McNab, Gordie McGregor, Dal Russel and Skeets Ogilvie. It is also the story of the grit and courage of a British people who refused to break under the horrendous onslaught of German bombing raids." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPLENDID HUNDRED:  THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements.
3 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements. THE SPLENDID HUNDRED: THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075516837 / 9780075516835 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
170 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map. "This is the hitherto untold and virtually unknown story of the 100 Canadian fighter pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain - 'the pre-eminent air battle of the modern era. ' Together they scored more victories per pilot than any other Allied air force. Set against the backdrop of a raging controversy over control within Fighter Command, (this book) relates the feats of daring exemplified by such pilots as Johnny Kent, Ernie McNab, Gordie McGregor, Dal Russel and Skeets Ogilvie. It is also the story of the grit and courage of a British people who refused to break under the horrendous onslaught of German bombing raids." Interior - very small crease at bottom corner of last 4 page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, slight curl to covers at fore-edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WWII AIR WAR: THE MEN - THE MACHINES - THE MISSIONS., Boyne, Walter J., foreword.  (William Allmon, John Stanaway, Wil Deac, John Leyden, Don Hollway, Richard Vodra, Bruce Crawford, Jerry Scutts, David Alan Johnson, C.V. Glines, Daniel Wyatt, Timothy Kutta, Robert Mikesh.)
4 Boyne, Walter J., foreword. (William Allmon, John Stanaway, Wil Deac, John Leyden, Don Hollway, Richard Vodra, Bruce Crawford, Jerry Scutts, David Alan Johnson, C.V. Glines, Daniel Wyatt, Timothy Kutta, Robert Mikesh.) WWII AIR WAR: THE MEN - THE MACHINES - THE MISSIONS.
N.P. Cowles / Prospero 1998 088665372X / 9780886653729 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and art work. "(S)ome of the best and brightest of today's aviation writers are brought together to paint a vivid picture of aviation during World War II. These specially selected stories bring aerial combat to life, and give insight into the rapid development of air war technology spurred by that combat. Read in these pages how the Japanese 'Zero' - once thought invincible - was tamed, recall the heroism of Britain's famous legless ace Douglas Bader, enjoy the exploits of American P-38 pilots Dick Bong and Tom Lynch in the Pacific, and taste the glory of German Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann's more than 350 air victories. Edited and introduced by Arthur H. Sanfelici, editor of 'Aviation History' Magazine, and with a foreword by noted aviation historian (and frequent contributor) Walter J. Boyne, (this book) is full of riveting vignettes that put you in the cockpit for a flight to adventure." Minor edge wear, slight waviness and two tiny dints on fore-edge of text block, two tiny scuffs on front board. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling, various irregular line in dentations on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Deighton, Len.  Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
5 Deighton, Len. Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2000, reprint. 
261 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785812083 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans, cartoons, drawings. "Drawing on the mastery of technical detail he displayed so brilliantly in 'Bomber' (the s tory of an RAF bombing raid), (Deighton) gives us an altogether factual and comprehensive picture of the men, the machines, the strategies (and the blunders), and the events on both sides. He shows us the British squandering precious fighter pl a n e s in a futile effort to halt the German blitzkrieg in France, and the Germans refusing to believe in the effectiveness of British radar. He compares the fire power, combat tactics, and ground control, analyzing the performance of both the pl an es ( th e Messerschmitt broke up in mid-air more often than the Spitfire) and the pilots (men such as the fabled Douglas Bader, who flew better with two artificial legs than other men with two real ones; or 'Onkel Theo' Osterkamp, a WWI German a ce who be cam e an ace in WWII as well, until he was finally ordered off combat flying at the age of forty-eight). We see the British General Staff divided against itself (after the Battle, the man most responsible for the British victory - Sir Hu gh Dowd ing , C om mander in Chief, Fighter Command - was dismissed); the German High Command, unsure of its objectives; exaggerated British claims (and an almost fatal shortage of pilots); and German technical superiority that was continually und erc ut by Nazi in c ompetence." Small Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Dubro, James. MOB MISTRESS,
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 077159917X / 9780771599170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Shirley Ryce) tells of her upbringing as the spoiled daughter of a local bookie and card-game organizer, of her early marriage, and of the fateful meeting that turned a bored housewife and mother into a mob mistress. (She) moved in organized crime circles for almost two decades, and had many mob affairs. Although she knew little of the mobsters' 'business', she saw a great deal of the mob at play. Her break with the Papalias (Hamilton, Ontario crime family) and their cohorts, and her co-operation with the police, marked a dramatic change in ther life, and in 'Mob Mistress' she looks back at who and what she was with self-deprecating frankness. At the same time, she and Dubro both give an informed and clear-eyed view of her former 'playmates' - and of the law-enforcement officers who fight them daily." Small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 106.  MAY 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ken Tyson, Dave Allport, Nick Veronico, Ken Wixey.)
7 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ken Tyson, Dave Allport, Nick Veronico, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 106. MAY 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1990. 
78 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Lost Over Dunkirk (Spitfire pilot fighting in skies over evacuation beaches); Bomb the USA! (Japan's bombing missi ons over continental USA); UK Aviation Museums; Business as Usual! (former Charles Church Spitfire workshop, where Dick Melton and team are hard at work); Classics to Order! (workshop dedicated to building 'late production' classic types); C a i r o M i G s; News (St Athan rolls out its Battle....Tempest and airfield revival....); Register Review (civil register); FotoPost (Corsair); Type Report (Corsair, 'new' Spitfires); Airfield (Lincolnshire Airfield Trail, West Malling); Under t he H am me r ( Si r Do uglas Bader's miniature medals, Gnats); Flyng Boats of the RAF (1920s), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very li ght ru bbi ng an d dat e sta mp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Haining, Peter, compiler. (Sir Ralph Sorley, 'Johnnie' Johnson, Eric Marrs, John Allen, 'Gun Buster', Gavin Lyall, Ronald Adams, Charles Gardner, Sir Douglas Bader, Brian Kingcome, R.F. Hamlyn, Quentin Reynolds, Adolf Galland, H.E. Bates, et al.) THE SPITFIRE LOG: A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FIGHTER PLANE.
Futura, London, 1990, reprint. 
160 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0708844383 "On 6 March 1936 was born one of the most famous and best-loved aeroplanes the world has ever known, the Spitfire. Just four years later its courageous young RAF pilots became the heroes of the Battle of Britain as they repelled the Luftwaffe attack. When, at the heigh of the conflict, supplies of metal for new Spitfires ran short, thousands of people donated old pots and pans for the sake of the gallant fighter. Today the Spitfire is still remembered with affection by all who flew in her. This tribute brings together a fascianting collection of writings by men who flew or admired her, from the top Allied flying ace of the Second World War, Air Vice Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson, to his German counterpart, General Major Adolf Galland, and from such illustrious names as H.E. Bates, Richard Hillary, Lord Beaverbrook and Richard Dimbleby. As well as thrilling accounts of aerial combat the book includes a Battl e o f B r itain chronology, a list of the twenty Spitfire squadrons and their bases, the plane's specifications, the story of its creation and a list of museums where Spitfires can now be seen." Interior - light cigarette odor, very light brownin g t o pa g es , otherwise clean and tight with no previous owner's marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, soft crease at top of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
9 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN EXPERIENCE., Overy, Richard.
10 Overy, Richard. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN EXPERIENCE.
Carlton, London, 2010. 
64 pp, oblong (10 1/2" H x 12" D) hard cover in slipcase. ISBN 9781847325310 B&w photographs, many facsimile enclosures attached or in envelopes/pouches - all present. Published in association with the Royal Air Force to coincide with the 70th an niversary of the Battle of Britain, this book is the story of the battle: the machines which took to the air; the tactics employed by each side; gripping accounts of the action; the people who took part from the Commanders, to the pilots, to the gr o und crew and plotters. Fascinating facsimile documents from the Royal Air Force Museum and National Archives bring this great battle to life as never before. Facsimile documents include: The official German order to prepare for the invasion of G re at Britain; Pilot's Notes for the Spitfire including advice on looping, diving and spinning; Operations room plotting map for 14 September 1940, showing the track tracings of German air raids; Winston Churchill's notes for his famous 'the few' sp eec h to parliament on 20 August 1940; Extracts from the logbook of Douglas Bader; The diary of a Hurricane pilot for 15 September 1940 - Battle of Britain Day." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Slipcase ha s on e small dent on rear edge, a few tiny dints on rear panel, one corner with light wear, very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THEY GAVE ME A HURRICANE:  FROM FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TO THE DEFENCE OF MALTA AND SABOTAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA., Palliser, Charles 'Tich', DFC, AE.  Foreword by Wing Commander Tom Neil.
11 Palliser, Charles 'Tich', DFC, AE. Foreword by Wing Commander Tom Neil. THEY GAVE ME A HURRICANE: FROM FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TO THE DEFENCE OF MALTA AND SABOTAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Hitchin, Herts. Fighting High 2012 0956269680 / 9780956269683 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "As a teenager 'Tich' Palliser became 'hooked on this flying game', and aspired to take to the skies. The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve provided the opportunity and a few months before the Second World War broke out the Yorkshire-born novice was called-up to learn and develop his skills as a combat fighter pilot. In August 1940 the young sergeant aviator, at the controls of a Hawker Hurricane, entered the ferocious aerial melees of the Battle of Britain, fighting for his life, and his colleague's lives, as he became one of Churchill's 'Few', in the defence of his homeland. Tich met with some combat success but also witnessed the attrition of war at a personal level, losing many squadron friends. Indeed in December 1940 Tich fell victim to enemy fighters. Tich was commissioned in April 1941 and arrived in Malta a month later to play his part in the defence of the beleaguered island. Steadily his score of combat kills rose. He passed the 'ace' status and early in 1942 was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Soon after he took up instructing duties, and for the remainder of the war, despite the continual threat of sabotage, Tich passed on his hard-won experience to novice pilots in South Africa. This is Tich's story in his own words, illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photographs, as the reader accompanies him through the physical tensions and emotional trials of being a Second World War fighter pilot. Tich provides an intimate account of squadron life, including the acquaintances made and coping with the loss of friends." Small bump to top of front hinge, light waviness to edges of texblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very tiny edge tears, faint scratch down rear panel, small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DAY OF THE FLYING FOX: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II PILOT CHARLEY FOX., Pitt, Steve.
12 Pitt, Steve. DAY OF THE FLYING FOX: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II PILOT CHARLEY FOX.
Sandcastle / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
140 pp, square soft cover (8" x 8"). ISBN 9781550028089 B&w photograph. Canadian Second World War Spitfire pilot Charley Fox, now in his late eighties, has had a thrilling life, especially on July 17, 1944, in France when he spotted a black staff car, the kind usually employed to drive high-ranking Nazi Germany dignitaries. Already noted for his skill in dive bombing and strafing the enemy, Fox went in to attack the automobile. As it turned out, the car very likely contained famed G e r m a n General Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, and Charley is now considered by many to be the pilot who seriously wounded him. Rommel, who at the time was the Germans' key military commander in France orchestrating the Third Reich's resistance t o th e Al li e s' D-Day invasion, was never the same after that. (The author) focuses on this seminal event in Charley Fox's life and in the conduct of the war, but he also provides fascinating aspects of the period, including profiles of noted Can ad ian a ce Geo rg e 'Buzz' Beurling, famed legless British pilot Douglas Bader, and Great Escape architect Walter Floody, as well as sidebars about Hurricanes, Spitfires, Messerschmitts, Focke-Wulfs, early jets, V-1 rockets, and a whole lot more." I nter ior - clea n a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small minor corner crease on front cover, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 63:  COLDITZ., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
13 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 63: COLDITZ.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1989 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: Colditz; John Gillespie Magee (High Flight). Interior - bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny edge tears with creases (archivally taped) on front cover, very small corner creases on covers, small old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE:  A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR., Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks.  Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers.
14 Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks. Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers. SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE: A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR.
London Grub Street 1994 0898697027 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(A) graphic account of (Sampson's) three years flying Spitfires on offensive operations over France and from continental bases in France and Holland. He has covered in some detail his period commanding the Free French Wing, of which little has been recorded in Britain. In this he has been helped by a number of his former pilots. His story is told with pace, spice and honesty and his recollections of people and events provide a refreshing insight into the life of a wartime fighter pilot." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE:  A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR., Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks.  Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers.
15 Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks. Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers. SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE: A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR.
Barton-Under-Needwood, Staffordshire Wrens Park 2002 0905778715 / 9780905778716 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(A) graphic account of (Sampson's) three years flying Spitfires on offensive operations over France and from continental bases in France and Holland. He has covered in some detail his period commanding the Free French Wing, of which little has been recorded in Britain. In this he has been helped by a number of his former pilots. His story is told with pace, spice and honesty and his recollections of people and events provide a refreshing insight into the life of a wartime fighter pilot." A few very tiny shallow dents on rear board. Dust jacket has three small areas of tiny dents and three line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PADDY FINUCANE:  FIGHTER ACE., Stokes, Doug.
16 Stokes, Doug. PADDY FINUCANE: FIGHTER ACE.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 094755422X / 9780947554224 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
219 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Joining the RAF in 1938, Finucane made a poor start to his flying career, and was not flying operationally till the Battle of Britain when every pilot was needed. Posted to 65 Squadron for the Battle of Britain, he went on to become a flight commander with the first Australian squadron in Britain, 452, where his qualities of leadership quickly became apparent. It was with them that he scored his most spectacular successes in the circus sweeps on the French coast. In January 1942 he became squadron commander of 602 Squadron, and at the time of his death was Wing Commander Flying, Hornchurch. When he disappeared after ditching in the Channel in July 1942 he had destroyed 32 enemy aircraft, and had established an outstanding reputation for tactics and flying skill." Small dent at bottom of front board at hinge, tiny dint at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing on rear panel, small dent on front panel at bottom of hinge, light wrinkling at bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
PADDY FINUCANE:  FIGHTER ACE., Stokes, Doug.
17 Stokes, Doug. PADDY FINUCANE: FIGHTER ACE.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 094755422X / 9780947554224 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
219 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Joining the RAF in 1938, Finucane made a poor start to his flying career, and was not flying operationally till the Battle of Britain when every pilot was needed. Posted to 65 Squadron for the Battle of Britain, he went on to become a flight commander with the first Australian squadron in Britain, 452, where his qualities of leadership quickly became apparent. It was with them that he scored his most spectacular successes in the circus sweeps on the French coast. In January 1942 he became squadron commander of 602 Squadron, and at the time of his death was Wing Commander Flying, Hornchurch. When he disappeared after ditching in the Channel in July 1942 he had destroyed 32 enemy aircraft, and had established an outstanding reputation for tactics and flying skill." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE RIGHT OF THE LINE:  THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945., Terraine, John.
18 Terraine, John. THE RIGHT OF THE LINE: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1985. 
841 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340266449 B&w photographs, maps. "....the story of the RAF's achievements in the second European War, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish w ith over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men....(Terraine) takes in the humble beginnings, the struggle for survival at sea, the Desert Air Force and the evolution of Tactical Air Forces, the defeat of the U-boats and the m i g h t y c l i max of Operation Overlord. Using material not hitherto available and with access to sources previously restricted, John Terraine reassesses the role of the Royal Air Force in its second war; its famous personalities - Dowding and B ad er , Po rt a l, T ed der, Coningham and Harris. He studies the aircraft which were at the centre of the action, their development, production and performance - and their enemies. But above all he offers a new view of the Royal Air Force its elf ag ain st th e h ug e c anv as of world war." Very small light soiling mark in margin of page 244, light stains on bottom of textblock, minor soiling to top and fore-edge of textblock, wrinkling and very small tear at bottom of spine. Dust j acke t ha s li ght to mode rat e ru bbin g - no color loss, light to moderate edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, three very small edge tears. VG-/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS:  COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN PAINTINGS., Thompson, Charles J.
19 Thompson, Charles J. WINGS: COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN PAINTINGS.
Pan, London, 1990, first edition. 
110 pp, oblong (7 15/16" H x 11 1/2" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0330315137 Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, Messerschmitt, Mosquito, Bristol Beaufighter, Lancaster, Mustang....The very names of these famous aircraft evoke the history of the Second World War - and in particular the daring exploits of the Battle of Britain. For this book, aviation artist Charles J. Thompson has collected over 50 of his paintings that vividly bring t o l i f e this fascinating period of aviation history. Illustrated in full colour and accompanied by the artist's own descriptive captions and eyewitness accounts, 'Wings' is a unique record of a bygone era." Light cigarette odor, minor brown i ng t o e dg es o f textblock. Dust jacket has minor browning, one very small edge tear. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BADER WING., Turner, John Frayn.
20 Turner, John Frayn. THE BADER WING.
Wrens Park, n.p., 1999, reprint. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778413 B&w photographs. "Douglas Bader, the indomitable legless air ace, became a legend in his own lifetime, and is today remembered as one of the greatest combatants to emerge during W orld War II. But less is known about the Bader Wing and its crucial contribution to the Battle of Britain. For the first time, this book reveals the fascinating story of the charismatic Wing Commander and the five squadrons which he led: th e B a d e r Wing, consisting of some sixty pilots in all. The book highlights the dramatic aerial action of the Canadian aces in Baders's own 242 Squadron - Stan Turner, Willis McKnight and G E Ball. It describes in absorbing detail their many s uc c es se s, a nd also the inevitable moments of disaster and death. Moreover, the story is set against the broader canvas and controversy of the Big Wing. The tactics and strategy favouring the Wing are forcibly argued by the author, who comes do wn he avi ly on the side of Douglas Bader, the man whose outspoken views and forceful personality made the Wing possible. In 'The Bader Wing', some of the greatest names of World War II testify to Bader's leadership qualities, including Johnn ie J ohn son, Lad die Lu cas, Sholto Douglas, Hugh Dundas and Alan Deere. Their opinions lend great weight to a book which blends the best of aviation action with a cool reappraisal of the Battle of Britain." Book is slightly cracked at rear, d arken ing of co lor a t to p of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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