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THE BRIGADE:  THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945., Copp, Terry.
121 Copp, Terry. THE BRIGADE: THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945.
Stoney Creek, Ontario Fortress Publications 1992 0919195164 / 9780919195165 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs (including aerial) and maps. Contents: Mobilization; Preparation; Initiation; Verrieres; Falaise; Pursuit; October; Victory; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Photo Credits; Bibliography; Index. A history of the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in North-West Europe during World War II. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small slight dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BRIGADE:  THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945., Copp, Terry.
122 Copp, Terry. THE BRIGADE: THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945.
Stoney Creek, Ontario Fortress Publications 1992 0919195164 / 9780919195165 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs (including aerial) and maps. Contents: Mobilization; Preparation; Initiation; Verrieres; Falaise; Pursuit; October; Victory; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Photo Credits; Bibliography; Index. A history of the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in North-West Europe during World War II. Very light wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top of spine, flap-folds and rear flap; very minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
123 Cortesi, Lawrence. VALOR IN THE BULGE.
Zebra, (New York, 1986), Ist Zebra printing. 
270 pp, paperback. "For five days Hitler's luck and the weather held as the Germans, catching the Allied High Command by surprise, overran American lines and advanced inexorably forward. But stubborn and courageous resistance by scattered U.S. uni ts and the heroic defense of Bastogne by the 101st Airborne in some of the fiercest fighting of the war would seal the fate of the Nazi juggernaut..." B&w photos and maps. Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight wit h n o p r e v i o us ownership marks. Exterior - light/moderate edgewear, soft crease to top corner of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45., Craig, Norman.  Drawings by Charles Freeman.
124 Craig, Norman. Drawings by Charles Freeman. THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45.
Imperial War Museum, (London, 1982). 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0901627224 Monotone drawings by Charles Freeman, b&w photographs, maps. "The author's experiences as a platoon commander in the Second World War were shared by many others but few published accounts capture so faithfully the particular flavour of that conflict or the impact of battle on the individual soldier. Norman Craig was a conscript, commissioned after a year in the ranks. He served in three infantry regiments: the Welch in the United Kingdom; the Royal Sussex in the Western Desert, and Iraq and Persia; and the East Surreys in Italy. He saw action at El Alamein and in northern Italy where, only a fortnight before the end of the war in Europe, he was wounded. B e t w e e n t h e se spells of fighting he was concerned with the routine of soldiering - training, parades, courses, inspections and regimental chores - which occupied the greater part of of a subaltern's time. Norman Craig writes perceptively an d wi th u nu su a l ca nd our about his war service. His book is both a personal record of considerable human interest and a significant addition to the literature of the Second World War." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has m ino r e dge we ar/ wr in kli ng, minor soiling on front flap. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
FOR FREEDOM., Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F.  Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop.
125 Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F. Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop. FOR FREEDOM.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) 1942 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
60 pp, 7 7/8" H. Wartime poems by Squadron Leader G.L. Creed, R.C.A.F. Contents: For Freedom; Britain Speaks; Call to America; Our Pledge; The Penguin's Prayer; The Little Folk of London; England Expects; To the Bird of the Single Wing; One Year of War; A Great American Speaks; Would You?; Wartime Christmas; A Christmas Greeting; To My Unknown Comrade; The Heroes of Thermopylae; Quislings - and Other Nahzee Birds; Farewell to H.M.C.S. Otter; Somebody's Son; An Easter Message; They Shall Not; Roll Out the Barrel; A Mother's Prayer; While Britain Stands; Welcome to a Good Neighbour; The Unknown Soldier to His Son; Hail and Farewell to Lord Tweedsmuir; What Do You Think of the War?; Ode to Hess; 'V' - for Victory!; Invocation to the Ferry Fleet; This Man - Churchill; Message from Singapore; Two Years of War; Thank God, America!; Brothers in Arms; Christmas Credo - 1941; Democracy's Prayer for 1942; I Knew Her When; Your Hour; The Men In Battle Dress. Minor browning at top of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, a few tiny chips, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing, a few faint foxing marks on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
126 Creighton, Donald. THE FORKED ROAD: CANADA, 1939-1957.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077102360X / 9780771023606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates. "Canada's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regime in 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material resources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by participation in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The Great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through the exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly to a new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social equalization." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, rubbing and scratch to glossy front panel, a few tiny tears archivally taped, tiny scuff and tiny dent on rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FATAL DECISION:  ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME., D'Este, Carlo.
127 D'Este, Carlo. FATAL DECISION: ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME.
HarperCollins, New York, 1991, book club edition. 
566 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure a beachhead and then push inland to cut the two main highways and railroads supplying the German armies to the south, either trapping and annihilating them or forcing them to withdraw north and opening the way to R o m e . S u c h was the plan. What really happened, brilliantly told by Carlo D'Este, was a near disaster for the Allies and the unfortunate soldiers involved. Doomed by uncertain leadership at the highest levels, including Churchill's pressure an d me dd l in g, G en eral Sir Harold Alexander's lack of firm directives, and General Mark Clark's unwillingness to risk defeat or push a tired General John Lucas, the Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for the ir li ves f o r f ive dr ead ful months in a throwback to the trench warfare of World War I. Even the enventual Allied victory, when the Germans finally gave way in May 1944, was tarnished by Clark's ambition to be first in Rome instead of a ttem pti ng t o cu t o ff and des troy or capture fleeing German troops...." Light edge wear, several tiny soiling specks on edges of textblock, minor soiling, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate ege wear, light edge wrin kling , on e sma ll te ar, two tiny chip s, co rner crease on front flap, very light rubbing, crease down spine. VG/G 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
128 Darby, William O. and Baumer, William H. WE LED THE WAY: DARBY'S RANGERS.
Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1980. 
198 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410821 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The heroism of William Darby and his Rangers in World War II has become legend. Experts at amphibious landings, night attacks, and clos e combat, they led the assaulting troops in the initial North Africa landings, fought in Tunisia, landed through concentrated hell at Gela, and were in on the final kill at Messina. At Sorrento they stood off forces that outnumbered them by a t l e a s t eight to one, and they spearheaded the desperate struggle at Anzio. This is Darby's own story of those climactic days, as dictated, just a few months before his death, to his friend General William H. Baumer. Baumer has added backgr ou nd in fo rm at ion about the war and on Darby's life, plus a summary of the exploits of other Ranger units. Darby was a combat leader in the highest tradition of the United States Army - a forceful, charismatic man who inspired loyalty and in t urn ga v e l oya lty to his troops. He refused battlefield promotions three times in order to stay with his Rangers. During his colorful and brilliant career, he received ten high military decorations, and was posthumously promoted to brigadier gen eral ." Fa int eras ed p encil marks on free front endpapet, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on inside edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, one 1" tear archivally taped, very light edge wear /wrin kli ng at top /bott om of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
129 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.
130 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
 
 
131 Davis, Kenneth S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY.
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DAWSON'S ARMY.  FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Dawson, Eric.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
132 Dawson, Eric. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. DAWSON'S ARMY. FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
National Army Museum, London, 1992. 
59 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0901721263 Colour and b&w illustrations, map. "Published to coincide with the Special Exhibition of the artist's watercolours and drawings held at the National Army Museum to commemorate the Desert Campaign of 1940 to 1943 and opening in 1992, the fiftieth anniversary year of the Battle of El Alamein." "Complementing his highly popular paintings of the North African campaign of 1940-2, here is Eric Dawson's own account of the stories behind the p i c t u r e s . This entertaining book details his Wartime career and the doings of his fellow soldiers both on campaign and on leave in Cairo. Amusing but modest, he reveals a perceptive mind behind the artist's eye. As he said himself, his w o rk w as ' .. .. th e observation of ordinary people caught up in their military duties and of the actions in which I had myself been involved'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small soft co rne r c rea se on fro nt co ver. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TRUE STORIES:  NEW BRUNSWICKERS AT WAR!, Dearborn, Dorothy.
133 Dearborn, Dorothy. TRUE STORIES: NEW BRUNSWICKERS AT WAR!
Saint John, NB Neptune Publishing 1997 1896270123 / 9781896270128 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Carol Taylor. 
159 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w drawings, photographs of medals. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Behind Enemy Lines; A 'Freewoman of Hampton'; Among the Navy's finest; Albert Hanley quietly went about his job; James Good; Milton Fowler Gregg; Cyrus Peck; The story of an 'ordinary' soldier; The Military McLeans; One of Carleton & York's finest; The Three Jacks; Clergy in the battlefield; A gala ceremony in Fredricton; Pilots of the First World War were famous; Sometimes I find myself waiting; Fredericton Wing Commander takes squadron on North Sea sub chase; A Zest for Life; As a bomber pilot you had to be lucky; Medals and Ribbons (The Victoria Cross / Distinguished Service Cross / Distinguished Service Order / Military Cross / Distinguished Conduct Medal / Military Medal / Distinguished Flying Cross / Air Force Cross / Distinguished Flying Medal / British Empire Medal). Interior - small oval decorative label at top of title page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, small soft corner creases, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, waviness to book - has not been damp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
134 DeFelice, Jim. THE RANGERS AT DIEPPE: THE FIRST COMBAT ACTION OF U.S. RANGERS IN WORLD WAR II.
New York Berkley Caliber 2008 0425219216 / 9780425219218 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
300 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On August 19, 1942, a combined Allied force, including fifty elite American soldiers, hit the beaches of northern France. What followed was one of the greatest debacles of World War II, with thousands of Allied personnel killed or captured. Here is the story of that little-known raid, of the courageous men who fought and died on that hopeless mission - and the baptism of fire of what would become the U.S. Army Rangers." Previous owner's name, place and date in large ink print on front free endpaper; front board slightly curled, several tiny dents to edges of boards, remainder mark on top of text block, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jackat has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE:  HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE., Delaforce, Patrick.
135 Delaforce, Patrick. THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE.
Pearson, Harlow, 2006. 
430 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1405840625 "After their success in Normandy in the summer of 1944 the Allies thought that the war would be 'over by Christmas'. But in the autumn Adolf Hitler decided to take an incredible gamble. I f it had succeeded, he would have seized the crucial supply port of Antwerp, and divided and cut off half the Allied armies in Belgium and Holland. The final outcome could have been their surrender or at best a second 'Dunkirk'. Patrick De l a f o r c e tells the story of the furious fighting and heavy losses and how close Hitler came to being successful. Featuring individual stories from the American, British and German combatants in the Ardennes battle, and illustrated with photog ra ph s an d dr aw i ngs (many from American war artists) and battle plans, this book provides a gripping account of one of the most important battles of the Second World War." Interior - small corner crease on page 207/8, very small bump to top co rne r o f las t few pa ge s, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small crease at top corner of rear cover, two light creases down spine, small indentation on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A POST-WAR PLAN AND PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Delano, Frederic A.; Merriam, Charles E.; Yantis, George F.  National Resources Planning Board.
136 Delano, Frederic A.; Merriam, Charles E.; Yantis, George F. National Resources Planning Board. A POST-WAR PLAN AND PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Washington, D.C. / London Government Printing Office / His Majesty's Stationery Office 1943 Soft Cover Good- 
103 pp, 9 11/16" H. British reprint of the United States Government Printing Office edition. Contents: Introduction; Findings and Recommendations: Plans for Transition from War to Peace / Plans for Development of an Expanding Economy / Plans for Services and Security / Plans for Action by State and Local Governments and Regions. Supporting Technical Material: Demobilization of Plant and Controls; Promotion of Free Enterprise; Ubran Conservation and Development; Rural Land Improvements; Valley Development; Energy Resource Development; Public Construction Program Planning; Equal Access to Health; Equal Access to Education; Equal Access to Economic Security. Interior - very small crease at bottom corner of last half of pages, very small dent in bottom margin of last few pages, wrinkling due to bump at top of page gutters. Exterior - large bump at top of spine/hinges, some wrinkling/waviness to coveredges and corners, areas of very light browning, a few tiny dents on front cover - migrate into first few pages, small dent and 3" red crayon line on rear cover, wear at top of spine, light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
137 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHEN DUTY CALLED:  THE JOURNAL OF AN ENLISTED MAN - BRITISH ISLES TO NORTHWEST FRANCE - APRIL 1944-JUNE 1945., Denney, James Baxter.
138 Denney, James Baxter. WHEN DUTY CALLED: THE JOURNAL OF AN ENLISTED MAN - BRITISH ISLES TO NORTHWEST FRANCE - APRIL 1944-JUNE 1945.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1994. 
180 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451767 B&w photographs. "In 1998, Jim Denney began preparing his journal, 'When Duty Called', an account of his impressions and experiences while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. This j ournal is based on 300 letters that he wrote to his wife Zelma, from April 1944 through June 1945." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine slightly twisted, very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
139 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
140 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
 
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