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1 Armitage, Michael, editor-in-chief. (Peter Kilduff, Peter Cooksley, Michael Burns, John Ray, Ray Sturtivant, John Maynard, Tony Mason, Michael Gething, Ron Dick, Ken Delve, Mike Spick, et al.) CLASSIC RAF BATTLES FROM WORLD WAR ONE TO THE PRESENT.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1995). 
171 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, 40 color reproductions of paintings. "Forty superb full-colour paintings, accompanied by detailed background narratives, show the RAF in action, from the dogfights of the First World W ar to missions in the Gulf War...represent work of some of the very finest aviation artists working today...Sir Michael Armitage has assembled a first-class team of RAF veterans, historians and aviation experts with the brief to write the b a c k g r o u n d history of the action depicted in each painting...arranged chronologically within the decades of RAF service..." Dust jacket has a tiny closed tear and wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, light wrinkling at bottom of front f la p- fo ld . F in e/ VG + 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
2 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1997 0773759131 / 9780773759138 First Paperback Edition. Very Good - 
384 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Interior - light toning in margins of pages, small area of water marking/waviness at bottom corner of approx. pages 37 to 48, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light soiling to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
3 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1996 0773729763 / 9780773729766 First Edition Very Good Very Good - 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Small bump at bottom of front hinge, small light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'., Bassett, Ronald.
4 Bassett, Ronald. HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'.
London Arms and Armour 1988 0853689113 / 9780853689119 First Edition Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). B&w maps and photographs. "The first HMS Sheffield was launched in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the most illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940, she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that battleship's supply tankers, Friedrich Breme. In the Arctic a mine blew a 22-foot hole in her stern, but in an Icelandic fjord her crew fashioned a makeshift timber patch before steaming her back to Britain to fight again. In 1942, in the Barents Sea, Sheffield was in action against the 'pocket battleships' Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and sank the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. In 1943 she shared in the destruction of the battlecruiser Scharnhorst off North Cape and later supported carrier attacks upon Tirpitz. These, however, were but the highlights of this distinguished ship's wartime service. This book tells the story of her entire life and of her crews before, during and after World War Two - not from the detached perspective of an 'armchair historian', but from that of a writer who served at that time in a similar cruiser. Ronald Bassett was entrusted with research material accumulated over many years by an officer of Sheffield who died before those records could be turned into a book. Hundreds of her crew members, including several of her commanding officers, have contributed to this chronicle by means of their memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, enabling (the author) to paint an accurate and powerfully evocative portrait of a famous ship." Slight bump at bottom of spine, slight waviness to edges of text block, previous owner's label on free front endpaper, book cracked in several places but page signatures are holding firmly. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears (two taped) and chips, light rubbing with some slight colour loss on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.
5 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Shepperton Ian Allan 1974 0711005648 / 9780711005648 First Edition Very Good- Very Good Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later service in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, first-hand impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This amalgam of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sicily and Greece and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross, and pictorial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
6 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Very Good Good+ 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Three small dints on rear board, light rubbing. Dust jacket has three small dints on rear panel, large crease at top corner of rear flap/panel, light edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
7 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Fine Near Fine 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
8 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
9 Burgoyne, John M., Lieut.-Col. Sir. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EGYPT FROM 1798 TO 1802.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard, Mississauga 1996 0968087507 / 9780968087503 Facsimile Reprint. Very Good+ 
181 pp, 7" H. B&w maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
10 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Fine Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, one or two minor shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
11 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
12 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 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
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
13 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING DESTROYER:  THE STORY OF HMS PETARD., Connell, G.G.
14 Connell, G.G. FIGHTING DESTROYER: THE STORY OF HMS PETARD.
Crecy 1994 0947554408 / 9780947554408 Revised and updated edition. Near Fine Very Good+ 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "In 'Petard's' first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a fierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ship's company were awarded between them two GC's, one GM, two DSO's, four DSC's, six DCM's and several Mentions in Dispatches. (B)esides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in 'Petard') describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and the men who served aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history." Minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, two faint line indentations on rear panel, light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
THE AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA:  THE DIARIES OF A FIGHTER PILOT., Douglas-Hamilton, James.  Introduction by Laddie Lucas.
15 Douglas-Hamilton, James. Introduction by Laddie Lucas. THE AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA: THE DIARIES OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
Wrens Park, n.p., 2000, reprint. 
150 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778456 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "For both the Axis and Allied Powers, Malta was a vital key to victory - not only in the Mediterranean, but in North Africa and the Middle East as well. In this new edition of his highly-praised book....(the author) provides one of the most intriguing and realistic accounts of the struggle for possession of the island, a fight to the death which lasted two-and-a-ha l f y e a r s , during which time 14,000 tons of bombs were dropped on a defiant population. The book is largely based on the diaries of Lord David Douglas-Hamiton, the author's uncle, who was sent out to Malta as a Spitfire Squadron Leader at a ti me wh en t he i sl and was sustaining heavier bombing than London at the height of the Blitz, and the Axis forces were preparing for invasion. The author's scrupulous research, combined with his uncle's uniquely authoritative viewpoint, vivid ly rec r eat es the pe rio d, the comradeship and the grimness of life on the beleaguered island. The air battle, which was the second largest of the entire war, involved some of the most famous fighter aces of World War II, including 'Screwball' Beu rlin g and Lad die Luca s. The y all played a vital part in what proved to be one of the greatest defensive and strategic operations of all time, and their exploits, along with those of many others, are recorded here, a reminder of their indomit able spir it in the face of a ppa llin g odds." Minor bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, 1" line of very tiny indentations on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY., Duddridge, Lew.
16 Duddridge, Lew. THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY.
Trafford 2011 1426966539 / 9781426966538 Very Good - Signed by Author
303 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Promotional flyer glued to front free endpaper. Signed on front free endpaper (overlapping the flyer with the letter "B"): "Best / Regards / Lew Duddridge". "Lew Duddridge narrates the story of how he and his brother Len, from Hanley, Saskatchewan, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. They were the only two of the thirteen young men from this small town who would live to tell their story. This memoir relays the Duddridges' many flight experiences, such as making their first solo flights in a Spitfire aircraft and crash landing a burning Spitfire after a German FW 190 damaged the engine and propeller. Interwoven with tales about their farm upbringing and their personal lives (it) brings World War II to life from the perspective of two brothers who became men while experiencing the terrors and tragedy of WWII." Interior - bump to top corner of all pages, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - soft bump to top corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Dunn, Laurence. MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD 1910-1929 IN COLOR.
New York Macmillan 1975 First American Edition Very Good Very Good- Laurence Dunn. 
215 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). "The period covered by (this) volume was one of spectacular development and dramatic contrast. The First World War brought to an end a period of intense competition - competition reflected in a rapid increase in the size of individual liners. Later, during the twenties, a more restrained style emerged, less lavishly appointed and more suited to a less-affluent world. The styles of these two eras, separated by the anonymous, camouflage-conscious years of the war, were quite distinct, the post-war years bringing in a range of new shapes and profiles in funnels and sterns." "A special feature is the 80 pages of color plates by the author, which supply a unique coverage of details such as liveries, funnel marks, and houseflags." Light waviness to edges of text block, light browning to edges of text pages. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on panels, two tiny perforations on front flap-fold, several small light liquid marks on bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES., Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by.
18 Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES.
Public Record Office, Richmond, 2001. (Reprint of Air Ministry publication of 1948). 
422 pp + map and index, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903365309 B&w maps, photographs. "(B)rings you an official illustrated history of the Luftwaffe during Hitler's Third Reich, written by the men and women who conducted the intelligence attack against the German Air Force during the war years. Their accounts are based on reliable contemporary German documents that were either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the Luftwaffe's archive. M a i n f e atures are: Pre-War Policy and Preparations; The German Air Force on the Offensive; The Turn of the Tide (1943-1944); Decline and Fall of the German Air Force. As well as crediting the successes of the German Air Force the volume discu ss es ho w H it ler's obstinacy and Goering's incompetence, together with the German Supreme Command's inability to recognize the necessity for air supremacy, contributed to the Luftwaffe's ultimate failure." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, t iny te a r a nd so ft weinkle at top of rear panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE.  THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF., Franks, Norman.
19 Franks, Norman. BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE. THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF.
London Grub Street 2001 1902304748 / 9781902304748 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, Spitfire profiles. "Robert 'Buck' McNair came from Nova Scotia, the second of three sons born of a mix of Scottish and German parents. As a young man he became interested in flight, and was lucky enough to be able to fly floatplanes off the Canadian lakes. When war came, he went through flight training in Canada, sailed to England, and in the summer of 1941 found himself in the newly formed 411 Squadron RCAF. Eventually this unit began flying sweeps over Northern France and he saw his first combat actions during that autumn. An aggressive fighter pilot, he was chosen by his Canadian CO to accompany him to the besieged island of Malta in the spring of 1942, to coincide with the arrival on that island of the first Spitfires." McNair went on to win three DFCs and a DSO among other awards and although he was twice wounded, his score of victories reached 16, "with others probably destroyed and damaged. This is a remarkable story of courage and heroism by one of the Second World War's top-scoring fighter pilots who inspired his men and fellow pilots in actions above the skies of France and Malta, and who, despite being almost blind in one eye, continued to lead and spur his men onto greater actions." One very tiny corner bump to front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE.  THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF., Franks, Norman.
20 Franks, Norman. BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE. THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF.
London Grub Street 2001 1902304748 / 9781902304748 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, Spitfire profiles. "Robert 'Buck' McNair came from Nova Scotia, the second of three sons born of a mix of Scottish and German parents. As a young man he became interested in flight, and was lucky enough to be able to fly floatplanes off the Canadian lakes. When war came, he went through flight training in Canada, sailed to England, and in the summer of 1941 found himself in the newly formed 411 Squadron RCAF. Eventually this unit began flying sweeps over Northern France and he saw his first combat actions during that autumn. An aggressive fighter pilot, he was chosen by his Canadian CO to accompany him to the besieged island of Malta in the spring of 1942, to coincide with the arrival on that island of the first Spitfires." McNair went on to win three DFCs and a DSO among other awards and although he was twice wounded, his score of victories reached 16, "with others probably destroyed and damaged. This is a remarkable story of courage and heroism by one of the Second World War's top-scoring fighter pilots who inspired his men and fellow pilots in actions above the skies of France and Malta, and who, despite being almost blind in one eye, continued to lead and spur his men onto greater actions." Tiny wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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