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FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
1 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
3 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
4 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PRINCESS TO THE RESCUE.  (POP-UP BOOK), Cartland, Barbara.  Illustrated by Jane Longmore.
5 Cartland, Barbara. Illustrated by Jane Longmore. PRINCESS TO THE RESCUE. (POP-UP BOOK)
Hamlyn, London, 1984, first edition. 
Unpaginated (6 double-pages), 10 1/2" H, pictorial glazed boards - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0600389588 Colorful pop-ups, 5 with pull-tabs. A beautiful princess goes on a quest to find the Elixir of Life for her ailing mother. One pop-up hinge has had small glue/archival tape repair on reverse side, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, minor rubbing to glossy boards. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945.  VOLUME I. THE FIGHT AT ODDS.  VOLUME II. THE FIGHT AVAILS.  VOLUME III. THE FIGHT IS WON.  3 VOLUME SET., Richard, Denis & Saunders, Hilary St. George.
6 Richard, Denis & Saunders, Hilary St. George. ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945. VOLUME I. THE FIGHT AT ODDS. VOLUME II. THE FIGHT AVAILS. VOLUME III. THE FIGHT IS WON. 3 VOLUME SET.
London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1954 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
3 volume set - 8 5/8" H, b&w photographs, b&w and colour maps (many fold-out). Volume I: 430 pp, fourth impression - July 1954. "(T)he story is taken from the first stirrings of rearmament in 1934 to approximately the close of 1941. It tells of pre-war plans and preparations, the leaflet raids and the 'phoney war', improvised intervention in Norway, heroic efforts by the A.A.S.F. and the Air Component in France; of the desperate days of the Battle of Britain and the struggle to master the night raider of the 'Blitz'; of the lack of success in bombing pinpoint targets in Germany and the decision to attack large industrial areas; of the growing use of aircraft against the U-boat and the surface raider; and of the whole series of campaigns in 1940-1941 for control of the Mediterranean and the Middle East." Volume II: 415 pp, second impression, April 1954. "(O)pens with an account of the early campaigns in the Far East, where the British defences in the air, like those on the ground, were far too weak to hold the sudden Japanese onslaught. The story moves back to Europe, (tracing) the growing successes of Coastal Command against the U-boat and enemy merchant shipping, then (examining) the progress of the air offensive against Germany. The great part played by the Royal Air Force in winning control of the Mediterranean and North Africa is recounted from 'Crusader' in late 1941 to the victorious conclusion at Tunis in May 1943; and consideration of the Casablanca decisions leads on to studies of the combined bomber offensive against Germany and the invasion of Sicily. Concludes with a survey of the air operations in the Italian campaign as far as the capture of Rome. Volume III: 441 pp, first edition, 1954. "(B)egins with an account of the great air attacks against Germany in the year before 'D Day', and records the highly effective work of Coastal Command against the U-boat. A study of the 'Overlord' plan then leads to a survey of the intensive air operations which did so much to liberate France and carry the Allies into Holland and Belgium. After some description of Royal Air Force help to the 'Resistance' and the vain efforts of the Germans to atone for the decline of their air force by the use of the V.1 and V.2, the advance of the Allied armies is followed up to the Rhine. British air operations over the Balkans, the last stages of the campaign in Italy, and the shattering air attacks against German oil and transport preface the end in Europe, and the story concludes with the long fight for the recovery of Burma and the final victory in the Far East." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpapers, some areas of minor browning on some free endpapers, slight lean to spines, very light wrinkling and browning at top/bottom edges of spines, small bump/wrinkle on pine/hinge area of volume II. Dust jackets have light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing; a bump and wrinkling on spine/hinge area of volume II; slight fading to color on spine and panels on volume III and also light toning on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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