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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
 
 
SPITFIRE SUMMER:  WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE., Brown, Malcolm.  Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
2 Brown, Malcolm. Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. SPITFIRE SUMMER: WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE.
Carlton/Imperial War Museum, (London, 2000). 
207 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220438 B&w and color plates. "Summer 1940: Nazi Germany was swiftly tightening its grip on Europe. Hitler's forces appeared to be invincible, having swept through Poland, Belgium, the Nether lands and France. Invasion seemed inevitable as the Fuhrer's eyes turned to Britain, isolated against the might of facism. But he reckoned without the indomitable will and spirit of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill . ( T h i s book) tells the story of that extraordinary time. Packed full of unique archive material and first-hand accounts, it tells the story of the men and women who fought and won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer: the summer of t he Sp it fi re ." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Dezarrois, Andre, editor. Translated from the French by Philip John Stead. (Rene Mouchotte.) THE MOUCHOTTE DIARIES, 1940-1943.
London Staples Press 1956 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
221 pp, 8 3/4" H. Frontispiece. "This is the famous Rene who was transformed by three years of war from an unknown pilot of the Reserve into one of the great leaders of Free France in the air, Pierre Clostermann's hero and commanding officer. In 1940 Rene made his daring escape from Oran in an unserviceable plane seized from under the very noses of the authorities. This was a flight not away from danger, but into the thick of the Battle of Britain. He fought with the R.A.F. in Hurricanes and Spitfires, attacking enemy shipping, sweeping over France, giving air-cover to the Dieppe landing, duelling with the Luftwaffe. His exceptional courage and integrity, his powers of leadership and skill as an aerial tactician quickly won the admiration of his superiors. Rene's airborne career culminated at Biggin Hill where he commanded the fighter wing and it was he who shot down the 1,000th German plane recorded by the fighter group there shortly before his death. In the end, his greatest wish was granted, for he had written in his diary: 'If I am not to survive the war, let me at least have the satisfaction of falling to the enemy's fire'. The personal magnetism and sincerity of 'Commandant Rene' make (this) an original and valuable contribution to the literature of the war in the air." Small crease at top corner of pages 11 to 34, very light browning to free endpapers, very small light glue stain on free rear endpaper, tiny dent on fore-edge of pages 55 to 64 - tiny chip on page leaf 59/60, very light browning to top of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with tiny tears at bottom of rear panel, rubbing on both panels and light soiling on rear panel; front panel has heavy creasing and tears at bottom edge, two small sticker removal marks at top, old tape on inside surface, creases/tears/scuffs/label marks have been blacked-out with bleed-through to inside surface. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA:  THE DIARIES OF A FIGHTER PILOT., Douglas-Hamilton, James.  Introduction by Laddie Lucas.
4 Douglas-Hamilton, James. Introduction by Laddie Lucas. THE AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA: THE DIARIES OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
Wrens Park, n.p., 2000, reprint. 
150 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778456 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "For both the Axis and Allied Powers, Malta was a vital key to victory - not only in the Mediterranean, but in North Africa and the Middle East as well. In this new edition of his highly-praised book....(the author) provides one of the most intriguing and realistic accounts of the struggle for possession of the island, a fight to the death which lasted two-and-a-ha l f y e a r s , during which time 14,000 tons of bombs were dropped on a defiant population. The book is largely based on the diaries of Lord David Douglas-Hamiton, the author's uncle, who was sent out to Malta as a Spitfire Squadron Leader at a ti me wh en t he i sl and was sustaining heavier bombing than London at the height of the Blitz, and the Axis forces were preparing for invasion. The author's scrupulous research, combined with his uncle's uniquely authoritative viewpoint, vivid ly rec r eat es the pe rio d, the comradeship and the grimness of life on the beleaguered island. The air battle, which was the second largest of the entire war, involved some of the most famous fighter aces of World War II, including 'Screwball' Beu rlin g and Lad die Luca s. The y all played a vital part in what proved to be one of the greatest defensive and strategic operations of all time, and their exploits, along with those of many others, are recorded here, a reminder of their indomit able spir it in the face of a ppa llin g odds." Minor bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, 1" line of very tiny indentations on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 95.  JUNE 1989., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Ian Gallacher, Bert Horden, Francois Prins, Colin Dodds, Phil Chinnery, Phil Jarrett, Dave Graham, Angela Smith.)
5 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ian Gallacher, Bert Horden, Francois Prins, Colin Dodds, Phil Chinnery, Phil Jarrett, Dave Graham, Angela Smith.) FLYPAST. NO. 95. JUNE 1989.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Poster still attached at center. Contents: The Ultimate Spitfire? (Charles Church - Mk V); Llanbedr Ansons; Winged Periscope (Parnall Peto); Sharks! (P-40); 'Butcher Bird' (Fw 109); Defectors! (Warsaw Pact hardware migrating to USA); Reef Walking (Grumman Mallard); News (Duxford meeting....Messerschmitt Bf 109 plans); Museums of the World (Buenos Aries); Aviati o n A r c h a e o logy ('Skipper and the Kids' is found); Pilot's View (Avenger); Vietnam Veterans (Skyraider); Pioneers (Avro agrument); Preservation News (Duxford's Sea Hurricane 'co-operative', East Kirkby's Hampden); Type Report (Mitchells, Thu nd er b ol ts ), e tc . I nterior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
6 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, (1999), Ist edition. 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" h), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized artwork, and individual pilots began sporting colourful, even outrageous schemes. Squadrons often used a special crest or colour scheme to identify aircraft in the squadron. This was an aid to groundcrews as well and helped them prepare to service their incoming aircraft during battle..." Contents: Hurricanes; P-40s; Spitfires; Beaufighters; Colour Panels; Mosquitos; Typhoons and Tempests; Trainers; Wellingtons; Transport; Bostons; Coastal Command and Naval Aircraft; Halifaxes; Lancasters; Mitchells; Liberators; Other Aircraft; Bibliography; Index of Air and Ground Crew. Fine/Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Grocott, Terence. SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.
London Caxton 2002 1840671645 / 9781840671643 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as the specialist press like the 'Naval Chronicle'. These reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familiar - and in all their inconsequential detail. Through the medium of the reporting of the time, what is here presented is a truly contemporary perspective of events, in itself a fascinating revelation of the mores and attitutudes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Given the sheer number of craft lost at sea, it cannot be entirely exhaustive, but no other book contains so much non-technical information on the maritime disasters of the period 1793-1815." Creases at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Halliday, Hugh A. (Vernon C. 'Woody' Woodward.) WOODY: A FIGHTER PILOT'S ALBUM.
Toronto CANAV 1987 0969070381 / 9780969070382 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The late 1930s was a time of restlessness for many young Canadians. For some, nothing short of a trip to England and a visit to the RAF recruiter could satisfy their urge for adventure. One who followed this path was Vernon C. Woodward, a British Columbian from Victoria. (This book traces Woodward's) flying career fromTiger Moths in Scotland, then on to advanced training and out to pre-war Egypt to his first posting. (When war breaks out) the young pilots are flung against a seemingly overwhelming enemy. They do their best, flying their little biplane Gladiators. Woody records his first kill as the pace of combat accelerates daily. Soon Woody's squadron is called to Greece to face even harsher odds with an onslaught of Messerschmitts and Junkers. Woody's tally of kills grows steadily, as does that of many of his mates, but one by one he is losing his friends as the unequal struggle continues. Inevitably the British must withdraw. They make their last stand on Crete, where the situtation is hopeless from the start. Soon there is not a single airworthy Hurricane and Woody and his fellow airmen must take rifle and Tommy gun in hand to fight rugged German parachutists at close quarters. In the end, the British forces made a humilitating retreat to Egypt, where Woody again faces the enemy and records his 20th and final kill, making him one of Canada's leading aces of either world war." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, large dog-ear corner crease on page leaf 19/20 and page leaf 99/100. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsm slight wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
9 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HURRICANE SQUADRON., Jackson, Robert.
10 Jackson, Robert. HURRICANE SQUADRON.
Walker, New York, 1984, first US edition. (Originally published: A. Barker, London, 1978). 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802708145 "To Sergeant George Yeoman, cruising high above France in his Hurricane fighter, about to join his first operational squadron, the prospect of battle seems distant and unreal. Eac h side has been gingerly reconnoitering the other for weeks in what has become known as the 'phony war'. But Yeoman is flying into a fire storm. At that moment, the deadly formations of the Luftwaffe are winging toward the allied airfields . T h e B litzkrieg has begun. You are in the cockpit as Yeoman wheels and dives over the green fields of France. The dual machine guns and the hammering cannon of the Messerschmitt 109 can chew apart the canvas-covered Hurricanes, and Hitler's pi l ot s ha v e four years experience from the Spanish civil war. At first the British aviators are locked into textbooks echelons that the enemy easily picks apart. As the British Expeditionary Force fights its way to Dunkirk, the men of the RA F f ig h ter c omm an d work at the limits of their endurance, finding the performance envelope of their planes and scrambling for tactics to meet the German threat. This is the vivid story of an air force at war; of courageous young pilots flying aga ins t the odd s; a nd of man's rise to maturity in the brutal world of air combat, when sudden death at an early age is the order of the day, and the price of freedom." Slight browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . D us t ja cket has ver y l ight edge wrinkling and browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SQUADRON-SCRAMBLE:  YEOMAN IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.  (SQUADRON - SCRAMBLE), Jackson, Robert.
11 Jackson, Robert. SQUADRON-SCRAMBLE: YEOMAN IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN. (SQUADRON - SCRAMBLE)
Arthur Barker, London, 1978, first edition. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0213166852 "It was the fateful summer of 1940, and for the battle-weary pilots of Number 505 Squadron there had been little respite after the hectic air fighting over France. France, and the nightmare of Dunkirk, had turned George Yeoman into a veteran - an ace with several victories to his credit. Now he found himself fighting once more as the Luftwaffe hurled its might across the English Channel and the RAF's Spitfires and H u r r i c a n e s carved out the greatest air victory of all time over the harvest fields of southern England. But Yeoman had to face a different kind of battle too, a battle with his inner self, as he saw his friends go to their deaths one by one in t he c au ld ro n of that summer sky of 1940." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/botto m o f s pin e a nd fla p-f ol ds, 1" closed tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
YANKS OVER EUROPE: AMERICAN FLYERS IN WORLD WAR II., Klinkowitz, Jerome.
12 Klinkowitz, Jerome. YANKS OVER EUROPE: AMERICAN FLYERS IN WORLD WAR II.
University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996. 
148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813119618 "At first there were just a few, a scant seven Americans who in 1940 volunteered for the Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. One of them, a Mi nnesota farm boy named Art Donahue, lived long enough to write about it, and with his 1941 account ('Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire') began a series of memoirs that now number in the hundreds. (This book) examines more than one hundred narrativ e a c counts of the air war over Europe written since 1941 by American flyers. The experience of combat inspired these men to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness. But the differences in their roles in the war, whether hotsh ot fi gh ters or beleaguered bomber crew members, affects how they tell their stories. (The author) weaves these individual accounts into a tightly drawn, highly readable book while letting the flyers speak in their own words." Tiny stain at bott om o f b oth front endpapers, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked. Very Good+/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SALTY DIPS.  VOL. 3.  "DID WE SAY ALL?", Lych, Mack, ed.  (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.)
13 Lych, Mack, ed. (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.) SALTY DIPS. VOL. 3. "DID WE SAY ALL?"
Ottawa Branch, Naval Officers' Associations of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., 1988, first printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969134231 Contents: From the Beginning to the first Disaster; Everyone was "Tea-ing" and then the War came; There, but for the Flip of a Coin; Big Robbie's War; To the Engineroom by Motorcycle; Not all the Work was done at Sea; Saga of a Four-Stacker; Hurricanes at Singapore - Liberator over Burma; What the Captain's Writer saw; Those daring young Men in their fast MTBs; Of Brigs and Barracudas; Prisoners of War: 1. Milag - Four Long Years - 2 . Stalag - Tail Gunner - 3. Marlag - Athabaskan Survivor; There I Was, upside-down, two Fathoms on the Clock; "You'll get used to it"; Now it can all be told. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine sl i g h t l y twisted, minor edge wear, minor soiling on rear cover, spine slightly faded. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HIGH BLUE BATTLE., McIntosh, Dave, edited and annotated by.
14 McIntosh, Dave, edited and annotated by. HIGH BLUE BATTLE.
Toronto Stoddart, 1990 0773723382 / 9780773723382 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
178 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "This is the wartime diary of 1/401. The diarists of 1/401 describe life on the ground and in the air with energy, humor and surprising candor. The only Canadian fighter squadron to take part in the Battle of Britain, 1/401 was also the highest-scoring squadron in the RCAF." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, small ink mark (not remainder mark) on top edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and minor rubbing. A nice, bright copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HIGH BLUE BATTLE., McIntosh, Dave, edited and annotated by.
15 McIntosh, Dave, edited and annotated by. HIGH BLUE BATTLE.
Toronto Stoddart, 1990 0773723382 / 9780773723382 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
178 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "This is the wartime diary of 1/401. The diarists of 1/401 describe life on the ground and in the air with energy, humor and surprising candor. The only Canadian fighter squadron to take part in the Battle of Britain, 1/401 was also the highest-scoring squadron in the RCAF." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FINAL FLIGHTS:  DRAMATIC WARTIME INCIDENTS REVEALED BY AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGY., McLachlan, Ian.  Foreword by Len Deighton.
16 McLachlan, Ian. Foreword by Len Deighton. FINAL FLIGHTS: DRAMATIC WARTIME INCIDENTS REVEALED BY AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGY.
Patrick Stephens, n.p., 1989, 2nd printing. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1852601221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Within living memory men have flown and fought - and sometimes died - in the skies above Britain. They came from many nations - Britain, America, the British Commonwealth, occupied Europe - and their foes from Germany and its allies, equally determined and courageous. Sometimes when aircraft crashed or were shot down the remains would be quickly buried and forgott e n i n t h e turmoil of war. Decades later these wrecks can reveal their secrets to the expert investigator of wartime events, tactics and aerial battles and their excavation can serve as a tribute to the bravery and airmanship of the crews who f le w t he m . I an McLachlan's personal investigation of over 100 known crash sites has resulted in an outstanding collection of true stories behind some of the most fascinating wrecks. "Final Flights' makes gripping reading for young or old, en thu si ast or n on -ex per t alike." Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges o textblock. Dust jacket minor edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and at top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SKY SUSPENDED.  THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Middleton, Drew.
17 Middleton, Drew. THE SKY SUSPENDED. THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
New York Longmans, Green 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
282 pp, 8 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. "Here is a dramatic re-creation of England during those eventful days when Britain fought alone and when defeat of Britain would have been the defeat of hope. How close the batle was, how much hung in the balance and how that battle went is presented by the distinguished correspondent Drew Middleton who was reporting the events for the Associated Press. The forces at the command of the RAF - charged to defend the British Isles - were pitifully small in comparison to those of the German Luftwaffe, out to break the back of the English. An impartial military observer would have scoffed at the idea that so few would be able to do so much to so many. If the Luftwaffe had destroyed the RAF, there is no doubt that ultimately Britian would have fallen, little doubt that the history of the war and that of the world would have taken a different turning. How and why the tide of battle changed, what motives lay behind the German switch in tactics, what might have happened and came so close to happening - the story is superbly and dramatically told in (this) brilliant portrayal of a nation and a people battling for life." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few very small scuffs on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Ministry of Information. THE AIR BATTLE OF MALTA: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE R.A.F. IN MALTA, JUNE 1940 TO NOVEMBER 1942.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1944 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
95 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: An Outpost of the Brave; The Italians Try Their Hand; The Luck of the Illustrious; Second Assault: The Luftwaffe Comes and Goes; Malta's Flashing Sword; The Luftwaffe Returns for the Kill; Onslaught on the Convoys; Malta Fights for her Life; Climax of Battle: The Defenders' Triumph; The Fighters go out to Attack; Some Relief for the Garrision: The August Convoy; Offensive Against Rommel; The Last Blitz: The Siege is Raised. Interior - small bump to top/bottom corners of pages 1 to 40, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, light wear on spine - minor edge wear elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EAGLES HIGH.  THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - 50th ANNIVERSARY., North, Peter.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
19 North, Peter. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. EAGLES HIGH. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - 50th ANNIVERSARY.
Leo Cooper, London, 1990. 
125 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850528895 Profusely illustrated in colour with drawings, maps. "In June 1940, the German war machine stood poised on the French coast looking towards England. Hermann Goring, flushed with the recent successes of his Luftwaffe, promised Hitler he would sweep the RAF fromthe sky, laying the Channel open for a German invasion. Yet that invasion never took place. Despite the bravery and professionalism of the Luftwaffe, a h a n d f u l of Allied pilots - known forever as 'The Few' - confronted and ultimately defeated the best Goring could throw against them. This is the story of those few months in 1940 when the future of the world hung in the balance. British, Am er ic an s, C an ad ians, Autralians, South Africans, Belgians, Poles, Germans, Italians - this special Fiftieth Anniversary edition tells the story of the men and women of all nationalities who fought in what, even before it had begun, had already be en nam ed 'Th e B att le of Britain'." One tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small line indentation on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DAY OF THE FLYING FOX: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II PILOT CHARLEY FOX., Pitt, Steve.
20 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
 
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