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GENTLEMEN IN BLUE.  THE HISTORY OF NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON, ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, 1925-1995., Onderwater, Hans.
101 Onderwater, Hans. GENTLEMEN IN BLUE. THE HISTORY OF NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON, ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, 1925-1995.
Leo Cooper, London, 1997, first edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850525756 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Formed on 14 October, 1925, (this Squadron) was made up of men who worked in the City, who had an interest in aviation and who were f urther moved by a drive to serve their country. Under their first and probably best known commanding officer, the Rt Hon. Freddie Guest, MP, these Auxiliaries, who trained only at weekends, achieved a standard of efficiency which was the e n v y o f o t her 'regular' RAF Squdrons. Formed as a bomber squadron, No.600 became a night-fighter squadron in 1940, equipped with obsolete Blenheims, of which an entire flight was lost over Holland on the night of 10 May, 1940. Later in the S ec on d W or ld Wa r the Squadron served in North Africa, Malta and Italy, becoming the highest-scoring Allied night-fighter squadron of the war, by then flying in Beaufighters and Mosquitos and referred to by the enemy as 'The Fright of the Nig ht' . Dis ba nd ed in 1 945 , it was reformed a year later under Squadron Leader Hayes to become a day-fighter Squadron once again, flying in Spitfires and Gloster Meteors until it was finally disbanded in 1957...." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrin kl ing at top of re ar fla p and minor rubbing. F/NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 32., Pace, Steve.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
102 Pace, Steve. Series editor: Tony Holmes. B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 32.
Osprey, Oxford, 2002, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841762849 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs plus 15 pages of colour photographs, profiles, nose art. "From November 1942 through to May 1945, the backbone of the USAAF's medium bomber force was provided by the clutch of bomb groups equipped with the B-25 Mitchell. First seeing action in North Africa in the wake of Operation Torch, and in the Battle of El Alamein, the 'bombing twin' proved to be one of the most successful allied combat types i n t h e Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO). Possessing a greater bomb-load, better range and higher top speed than the previous generation of British and American medium bombers that had struggled to defeat the axis powers in-theatre sin c e 19 4 0, t he B-25 was to equip five USAAF bomb groups. From low-altitude ship strafing over the Mediterranean to high-altitude bombing runs on the Po River Valley, the B-25s in the MTO proved themselves to be a most successful brood of combat ai rc raf t. " Int erior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint rub line on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MYNARSKI'S LANC:  THE STORY OF TWO FAMOUS CANADIAN LANCASTER BOMBERS KB726 & FM213., Page, Bette, compiler/editor.  Foreword by Art de Breyne.
103 Page, Bette, compiler/editor. Foreword by Art de Breyne. MYNARSKI'S LANC: THE STORY OF TWO FAMOUS CANADIAN LANCASTER BOMBERS KB726 & FM213.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1989 1550460064 / 9781550460063 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "This book is a combination of stories about the Canadian Avro Lancaster bomber. It is a description of those planes built in Malton, Ontario, by the Victory Aircraft Ltd., and the lives of two aircraft in particular. The first story is that of KB726, now known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster, and its crew. This was the aircraft in which Andrew Mynarski earned his Victoria Cross for valour. He gave his life in so doing. The second story is that of FM213, its history, and the story of how it was acquired by Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and how with dedication and the enthusiastic help of the Lancaster Support Club it has been restored to flying condition. It has been given the identity KB726 and dedicated in honour of P/O Andrew Mynarski, V.C., his crew and all Canadian flyers who sacrificed so much in the cause of peace more than 44 years ago. The story is related in three major parts: the Lancaster and Mark X bombers in general; the Canadian No. 6 Group and its squadrons, with special emphasis on the crew of KB726 VR.A of No.419 Squadron (Moose), who on that fateful night of 12/13 June 1944 survived to tell their story; and special documentation of the 9-year restoration program of Lancaster FM213 to its first flight, after 24 years in retirement - the only flying example of this aircraft on the North American continent." Previous owner's small address label at bottom of copyright page. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MYNARSKI'S LANC:  THE STORY OF TWO FAMOUS CANADIAN LANCASTER BOMBERS KB726 & FM213., Page, Bette, compiler/editor.  Foreword by Art de Breyne.
104 Page, Bette, compiler/editor. Foreword by Art de Breyne. MYNARSKI'S LANC: THE STORY OF TWO FAMOUS CANADIAN LANCASTER BOMBERS KB726 & FM213.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1989 1550460064 / 9781550460063 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "This book is a combination of stories about the Canadian Avro Lancaster bomber. It is a description of those planes built in Malton, Ontario, by the Victory Aircraft Ltd., and the lives of two aircraft in particular. The first story is that of KB726, now known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster, and its crew. This was the aircraft in which Andrew Mynarski earned his Victoria Cross for valour. He gave his life in so doing. The second story is that of FM213, its history, and the story of how it was acquired by Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and how with dedication and the enthusiastic help of the Lancaster Support Club it has been restored to flying condition. It has been given the identity KB726 and dedicated in honour of P/O Andrew Mynarski, V.C., his crew and all Canadian flyers who sacrificed so much in the cause of peace more than 44 years ago. The story is related in three major parts: the Lancaster and Mark X bombers in general; the Canadian No. 6 Group and its squadrons, with special emphasis on the crew of KB726 VR.A of No.419 Squadron (Moose), who on that fateful night of 12/13 June 1944 survived to tell their story; and special documentation of the 9-year restoration program of Lancaster FM213 to its first flight, after 24 years in retirement - the only flying example of this aircraft on the North American continent." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, slight browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
105 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1982 0920002072 / 9780920002070 Second Edition, Second Impression. Very Good - Very Good - George Mackie, dust jacket art. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Top/bottom of spine and corners of boards have light to moderate wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, light fading to spine colour, bookstore label at top of front flap. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
106 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Toronto Stoddart 1988 0773751815 / 9780773751811 Very Good 
490 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, scattered light line indentations on front cover, one light corner crease on front cover, small bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
107 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1981 0920002072 / 9780920002070 Second Edition Very Good Very Good George Mackie, dust jacket art. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning at top of flaps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
108 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and very minor laminate wrinkling at top corner of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
109 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER., Penrose, Harald.
110 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom of spine and at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge and rear hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
111 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Very small ink stain on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very slight fading to spine color, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some waviness on front hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
B-29 SUPERFORTRESS., Pimlott, John.
112 Pimlott, John. B-29 SUPERFORTRESS.
Bison, London, 1988, reprint. 
64 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861241377 "The B-29 was a larger and more devastating weapon than even its predecessor and namesake, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Developed during World War II by Boeing, this American superbo mber could carry a much heavier load and fly over greater distances than any aircraft then in existence. This feature became particularly important during the Pacific War, when American aircraft had to fly well over a thousand miles and ba c k t o d e v astate the Home Islands of Japan. The apotheosis of the Superfortress came when it was chosen to carry the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. In later versions it was used by the Americans during the K or ea n W ar wi th g reat effect. The technical changes and use of this massive bomber is told brilliantly by John Pimlott of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Richly illustrated with color and monochrome photographs as well as color sidevi ews an d a f ull col or cut away drawn by Mike Badrocke, this book will be a valuable addition to the libary of aviation enthusiasts." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
B-29 SUPERFORTRESS., Pimlott, John.
113 Pimlott, John. B-29 SUPERFORTRESS.
Bison, Greenwich, CT, 1983, reprint. 
64 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0861241371 "The B-29 was a larger and more devastating weapon than even its predecessor and namesake, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Developed during World War II by Boeing, this American superbomber could carry a much heavier load and fly over greater distances than any aircraft then in existence. This feature became particularly important during the Pacific War, when American aircraft had to fly well over a thousand miles and back to devastate the Home Isl ands of Japan. The apotheosis of the Superfortress came when it was chosen to carry the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. In later versions it was used by the Americans during the Korean War with great effec t . T h e t echnical changes and use of this massive bomber is told brilliantly by John Pimlott of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Richly illustrated with color and monochrome photographs as well as color sideviews and a full color cutaway dr aw n b y Mi k e Badrocke, this book will be a valuable addition to the libary of aviation enthusiasts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
114 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
Kew National Archives 2005 1903365872 / 9781903365878 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into official records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, from new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of forms in which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LUFTWAFFE HANDBOOK 1939-1945., Price, Alfred.
115 Price, Alfred. LUFTWAFFE HANDBOOK 1939-1945.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1977. 
111 pp, 9 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "Drawing on sixteen years of research, the author provides an in-depth reference manual on the Luftwaffe at war, a book that moves with ease from broad analysis to fascinating detail. Several important aspects of the Luftwaffe, often ignored in the past, receive particular emphasis: the working of the flak arm, which at the beginning of World War II engaged almost two-thirds of the Luftwaffe's manpower; German pilot training on which the flying units' effectiveness ultimately depended; and tactics used by the various types of fighter and bomber units. Many biographies of senior commanders and illustrations of uniforms and insignia add to the interest of the volume that is an essential addition to the library of any serious student of war history, the aviation enthusiast, and the model airplane maker." Bump at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner bumps, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soft crease and faint rub line on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
116 Price, Alfred. SKY BATTLES: DRAMATIC AIR WARFARE ACTIONS.
London Arms & Armour 1993 1854091913 / 9781854091918 Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, map. "This enthralling book takes examples of air actions fought during the past eight decades, and uses them to illustrate the multi-faceted nature of air warfare. As well as portraying the true nature of aerial warfare, the accounts illustrate the far-reaching changes to military aviation that have occurred since its inception. Yet, despite this enormous transformation, one value has remained almost constant - the bravery, determination and resourcefulness of those who have made the sky their chosen arena for battle." Contents: Introduction; Above the Fields of France; The Rise and Demise of the Stuka; Only One Came Back; Low Altitude Attack; Countering the Night Bomber; Battle of the Coral Sea; Battle of the Bay; The Regensburg Strike; Reconnaissance to Berlin; The Nuremburg Disaster; Days of the Sturmgruppe; The Jets get their Chance; Furball over Hai Duong; Low Level Drama in front of San Carlos; The Epic of 'Bravo November'; Precision Attack - By Night; St Valentine's Day Shoot-Down; Finale; Glossary; Index. Faint erased pencil marks on front free end paper, red remainder dot on top of text block - migrates in to top margin of effected pages, tiny dint on top of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at bottom and elsewhere, three very tiny dints on front hinge, minor rubbing, remainder ink at top edge of front flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AIRFIX MAGAZINE ANNUAL 6 FOR MODELLERS., Quarrie, Bruce, ed.  (Martin Holbrook, Gerald Scarborough, Alan Hall, Roger Chesneau, John Dandars, Bryan Philpott, Richard Gardner, Dave Becker, Michael Bowyer, Gerry Preece, Ron Wood, Noel Smith, Michael Andress, Terry Wise, Bruce Robertson.)
117 Quarrie, Bruce, ed. (Martin Holbrook, Gerald Scarborough, Alan Hall, Roger Chesneau, John Dandars, Bryan Philpott, Richard Gardner, Dave Becker, Michael Bowyer, Gerry Preece, Ron Wood, Noel Smith, Michael Andress, Terry Wise, Bruce Robertson.) AIRFIX MAGAZINE ANNUAL 6 FOR MODELLERS.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1976 0850592267 / 9780850592269 Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
100 pp, 9 15/16" H - glazed pictorial boards Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans, uniform studies, etc. Contents: MiG 15; SdKfz 223; Victor, Valiant and Vulcan: V-bomber story; HMS Cambelltown; Motor infantry in the desert; MiG 15; Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde; South African Mirages; The pick of Photopage; Luftwaffe fighter heraldry; Steyr 640 trucks; Highball Mosquito; To sink the Tirpitz; Roman artillery: Onager, ballista and crews; Photo Quiz; Ford Model 'T van; Paddle steamer tug; French Foreign Legion forts; CDS and Crane Matildas; Would you believe it?; Steyr 640. Minor bump at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners, light rubbing to glossy boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 70:  'GOMORRAH' - THE HAMBURG FIRESTORM., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
118 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 70: 'GOMORRAH' - THE HAMBURG FIRESTORM.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1990 0306154X Very Good 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: 'Gomorrah' - The Hamburg Firestorm; It Happened Here: Unification Day, Berlin 1990; 50 Years Ago: Luftwaffe Hospital, Woolwich; United Kingdom: The Combined Services Interrogation Centre. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, a few minor creases at fore-edge of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HALIFAX AT WAR., Rapier, Brian J.  Edited by Alan Hollingsworth.  Dust jacket art by Michael Stride.
119 Rapier, Brian J. Edited by Alan Hollingsworth. Dust jacket art by Michael Stride. HALIFAX AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1990, second impression. 
128 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711015546 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Alongside the Avro Lancaster, Handley Page's Halifax bore the brunt of 'Bomber' Harris' strategic air offensiv e against Nazi Germany, and over 6,000 were built, running to more than 20 variants. Between 1941 and 1945, Bomber Command's Halifaxes dropped over 227,000 tons of bombs on Axis targets and flew almost 80,000 sorties. In (this book) Brian R a p i e r e xamines the varying roles and theatres of operations in which this most versatile but much-maligned aircraft played its part - from the flak-torn night skies over northwest Europe to the swirling sands of the North American desert; f r om t he b le ak wa tery wastes of the North Atlantic to top-secret 'cloak & dagger' operations. Supported by the lucid recollections of former Halifax crewmen and an impressive selection of photographs and tone profiles, (it) provides a fascin at ing in sig ht int o t h e l ife of this famous bomber and those who flew and died in her." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock, slight bump at top/bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edg e. Ver y go od/V er y Go od+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
BRITISH AVIATION.  BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8., Robertson, F.A. de V., Major.
120 Robertson, F.A. de V., Major. BRITISH AVIATION. BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8.
London Longmans Green 1942 Second Revised Edition Good+ 
52 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Contents: Civil Aviation (Air Transport and Civil Flying / Air Transport in the Dominions / Imperial Airways Limited / The Empire Air Mail Scheme / Flying in Britain); The Royal Air Force (R.A.F. Organisation / The Air Defence of Great Britain / The R.A.F. Overseas / Police Bombing / India / Singapore / The Fleet Air Arm); The Air Side of the War (The Luftwaffe / British Achievements / The Air War at Sea / The Empire Training Scheme / The Air War in 1941). Interior - bump at bottom of page gutters, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to bottom of spine, minor lean to spine, light wrinkling at spine edges and bottom edge of front cover, minor soiling, tiny bump to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
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