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A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
1 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, approx. 4" x 1/2" uneven piece missing from margin of page 39/40 - manufacturing flaw - not affecting text. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
2 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EVASION AND REPATRIATION: SLOVENE PARTISANS AND RESCUED AMERICAN AIRMEN IN WORLD WAR II., Selhaus, Edi.
3 Selhaus, Edi. EVASION AND REPATRIATION: SLOVENE PARTISANS AND RESCUED AMERICAN AIRMEN IN WORLD WAR II.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1993. 
233 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451619 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Partisan Sketchbook; Ive Subic and the American Airmen; Airmen in the Snow-Covered Alps; The Story of Carl Lannier; The Third Strike (by Joseph Maloney); An Airman's Diary of His Rescue; Tragedy on Velika Planina; A Grateful Patient; The Longest Mission (by John C. Rucigay); A Twist of Fate; A Mother's Remembrance; Good-bye, 'Liberty Belle'; The Piskera Field Hospital; Ribnica: Three Stories; Downed in Planica; I Have Kissed the Soil on the Isle of Vis; Bail Out at Dolenjska; Mr. Ashley's Christmas Feast; A Lucky Day at Kobarid; American Airmen and a "Mute Farmhand"; Epilogue; Notes; Index. Interi or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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