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SURVIVOR'S STORY., Gibbs, Gerald, Air Marshal Sir.

Author Name    Gibbs, Gerald, Air Marshal Sir.

Title   SURVIVOR'S STORY.

Publisher    Hutchinson, London, 1956, first edition.

Seller ID   24150

182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "Distinguished survivor of the early flying days and of many campaigns, (the author) was the last British Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force. This is the story not only of his own long and exciting years of service in many parts of the world, but also of the Air Force itself, from the time of the Flying Corps to the present day. In this book he strikes a new and very readable line among senior Air Force write rs for he does not forget to give due place to the lighter and social side. His accounts of those early days, when he served with the R.F.C. at Aboukir, are both inspiring and amusing....After the First World War (he) had a highly eventful s p e l l o f service in Iraq, Palestine, and Transjordan, and later, in the early 1930's, he went to Kenya and the Sudan. He has many good big-game stories to tell, and many valuable comments to make, also, upon conditons in these troubled regions . A h ig h -s po t of his book is his account of the Battle of Britain, throwing as it does considerable light upon the controversies regarding R.A.F. tactics and control. He had wide personal experience, too, of the war in Burma, and was also pr es ent at Si ng apo re when the Japanese surrendered. After the war, before his final appointment in India, he spent three years on United Nations work in the U.S.A., and he writes of America, as of India, with a sympathy born of intimate knowled ge" . L ight sca tte red fox ing on end papers and on edges of text block, very small stain on rear free end paper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning on edges of text block and edges of boards. Dust jacket has edge creasing, seve ral c hips and s mall edg e pi eces missing, several small and tiny edge tears, light browing, very light tiny foxing marks on rear panel and flap-folds. Good/Fair

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