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THE BADER WING., Turner, John Frayn.
1 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
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
2 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Very small faint soiling mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, tiny dent on front panel, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
3 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Large gift inscription on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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