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THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
1 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
2 Johnson, David. V-1, V-2: HITLER'S VENGEANCE ON LONDON.
New York Stein and Day 1982 0812828585 / 9780812828580 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
203 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The full story of the year Hitler's guided missiles fell on London. Only five minutes from launch to impact - not even enough time to sound an air raid alert. They could not be tracked and they traveled too high and too fast to be shot down. - This is no scenario of World War III, but the story of the development of the Nazi's secret weapons and the devastation they wrought that, given a little more time, might have turned the tide of World War II. Seen through the eyes of the Germans who devised and launched these weapons, as well as the people on the receiving end, here is an unprecedented 'you are there' reconstruction of those times when the death throes of the Nazi empire claimed tens of thousands of Allied civilian casualties. (The author) interviewed eyewitnesses on both sides of the Atlantic while researching 'V-1/V-2', and he was given access to previously classified documents and photographs." Light creasing on spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light browning on inside of flaps and spine, two small tears archivally taped - one on edge and one on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAF FIGHTER SQUADRONS IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Robinson, Anthony.
3 Robinson, Anthony. RAF FIGHTER SQUADRONS IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
London Brockhampton Press 1999 1860199070 / 9781860199073 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
287 pp, 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Squadrons were the basic combat units in RAF Fighter Command; their combat effectiveness was a factor of crucial importance - transcending even the abilities of the brilliant individual pilots within the squadrons and the tactical and strategic skills of the senior commanders who deployed them. That the Battle of Britain was not won by courage alone emerges from the pages of this book, which examines the problems of tactics and leadership encountered by the RAF's fighter force when thrown into a battle for which it was less than adequately prepared. In an opening, wide-ranging chapter, the author considers the general course of the battle and the organization, tactics and equipment with which the RAF went to war. Thereafter he concen-trates on the operations and experiences of eight squadrons heavily engaged in the battle, describing and analysing the events, decisions and circumstances of the daily encounters with German intruders. Meticulously researched from official documents and by consultation with many of the survivors of 'the few', (this book) provides an illuminating new perspective on the greatest air battle of the Second World War." Tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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