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201 Davies, Howard P. Series editor, Brian L. Davis. UNITED STATES INFANTRY EUROPE, 1942-45. KEY UNIFORMS GUIDES 1.
(Arms and Armour Press, London, 1974.) 
32 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos, color endpaper illustrations. "...provides a comprehensive survey of the uniforms of the American infantry engaged in the final campaigns of the Second World War in the European Theater of Operations. The historical background to the events in which the troops participated is first concisely presented; and then the uniforms and equipment are described in painstaking detail." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor small crease on rear cover. VG+ 
Price: 9.00 USD
A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC., Davies, Robertson.
202 Davies, Robertson. A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Very Good No Jacket 
360 pp + index, 8vo (8 1/2" H), dark blue cloth with silver lettering and medium blue decoration on spine, medium blue initials and decoration on front board. A collection of essays on the subjects of literature, literary criticism and drama, gathered under the headings: A Call to the Clerisy; Enjoying and Enduring; Ovid Is Not Their Master; From the Well of the Past; Making the Best of Second Best; The Hue and Cry after a Good Laugh; In Pursuit of Pornography; Spelunking on Parnassus; Epilogue; Index. Two pages with small dog-ear creases, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
203 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945., Davis, Brian Leigh.
204 Davis, Brian Leigh. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854094203 / 9781854094209 Reprint Very Good+ Pierre Turner. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). "Within the 240 colour figures included in this illustrated guide are uniforms of the fighting and security forces, members of the National Socialist Party and other political groups, and other governing and supervisory officials; the range extends from Adolf Hitler himself to medical personnel, bus conductors and factory guards. The finely detailed colour drawings are complemented by full descriptive captions which, along with the author's commentary on the hierarchy and structure of the Party, combine to create an introductory guide to the German administration in the years of the Third Reich. In its new larger format this book, already a proven international bestseller, will continue to provide excellent reference to historians, modellers, collectors and students of World War Two." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Boston Bantam 1977 7th Printing Very Good - 
369 pp. "Chesty Puller, the roughest, toughest Marine of them all, had one simple, brutal rule: 'Kill or be killed!'. The greatest fighting man ever to pull on Marine boots enlisted in the Corps in 1918. He loved to fight, fought over a hundred combats in the Banana Wars, commanded the Horse Marines in Peking in the '30s, battled his way from island to bloody island in the Pacific in World War II, and bulled his way through the savage Korean War. Finally, as the most praised and cursed and controversial figure in the Marines, he was forced to retire at age 57." "The only Marine in history to win five Navy Crosses." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner creases. 
Price: 9.95 USD
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint 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
Carrollton, Texas Squadron/Signal 1990 0897472551 / 9780897472555 Very Good Don Greer & Perry Manley, color profiles. Joe Sewell, b&w drawings. 
58 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 2 pages of color profiles. Contents: Introduction; YP-38; P-38-LO; Lightning I; P-38D; P-8E; P-38F; P-38G/H; P-3 8J; P-38L; P-38M Night Lightning; Photo Reconnaissance Lightnings; Droop Snoot. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
208 Davis, Larry. Color by Don Greer & Tom Tullis. Illustrated by Joe Sewell. P-26. SQUADRON/SIGNAL MINI IN ACTION NUMBER 2.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1994. 
50 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897473221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, color profiles. Contents: Introduction; XP-936; P-26A; P-26B/C; Model 281; In Service. Interior - clean and tight with no previ ous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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
TAPPING THE DREAM TREE., de Lint, Charles (Delint).
210 de Lint, Charles (Delint). TAPPING THE DREAM TREE.
New York TOR 2002 0312874014 / 9780312874018 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Charles Vess, dust jacket art. 
541 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The city of Newford could be any contemporary North American city - except that magic lurks in its music, in its art, in the shadows of its grittiest streets, where mythic beings walk disguised. And its people are like you and me, each looking for a bit of magic to shape their lives and transform their fate. Now, in this latest volue, we meet a bluesman hiding from the Devil; a Buffalo Man at the edge of death; a murderous ghost looking for revenge; a wolf man on his first blind date; and many more. We're reunited with Jilly, Geordie, Sophie, the Crow Girls, and other characters whose lives have become part of the great Newford myth. And de Lint takes us beyond Newford's streets to the pastoral hills north of the city, where magic and music have a flavour different but powerful still." Contents: Author's Note; Ten for the Devil; Wingless Angels; The Words That Remain; Many Worlds Are Born Tonight; The Buffalo Man; Second Chances; Forest of Stone; Embracing the Mystery; Masking Indian; Granny Weather; The Witching Hour; Pixel Pixies; Trading Hearts at the Half Kaffe Cafe; Making a Noise in This World; Freak; Big City Littles; Sign Here; Seven Wild Sisters. Very tiny soiling mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Windrow & Greene 1992 Very Good 
66 pp, 10 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "In this second instalment of his photo-essay on the 'while kepis', author Yves Debay gives an exhaustive coverage of all Legion units, based in France and overseas, and describes their missions and equipment in detail. As always, the capability of the modern day Legion rests on strong infantry regiments such as 2e REI, who provided the backbone of the Legion component during the intervention in Iraq; 3e REI, guarding the gates to outer space on the Ariane launching sites in Guyana; 5e REI, safeguarding French sovereignty in the Pacific, and 13e DBLE, upholding in the horn of Africa the time-honoured desert traditions of the famous corps. Legionnaires from other elite services are not neglected, and this second volume also delves into the activities of 2e REP paratroopers, specialists in swift intervention in Africa; 1er REC cavalrymen, the 'mailed fist' of the Rapid Action Force; and 6e REG sappers, the unsung heroes who, even in peacetime, tirelessly carry out their obscure but vital missions." Interior - previous owner's small stamp marl on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some light yellowing on rear hinge, slight delamination at top edge of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Deighton, Len.  Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
212 Deighton, Len. Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Edison, NJ Castle 2000 0785812083 / 9780785812081 Reprint. Very Good+ Very Good+ 
261 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans, cartoons, drawings. "Drawing on the mastery of technical detail he displayed so brilliantly in 'Bomber' (the story of an RAF bombing raid), (Deighton) gives us an altogether factual and comprehensive picture of the men, the machines, the strategies (and the blunders), and the events on both sides. He shows us the British squandering precious fighter planes in a futile effort to halt the German blitzkrieg in France, and the Germans refusing to believe in the effectiveness of British radar. He compares the fire power, combat tactics, and ground control, analyzing the performance of both the planes (the Messerschmitt broke up in mid-air more often than the Spitfire) and the pilots (men such as the fabled Douglas Bader, who flew better with two artificial legs than other men with two real ones; or 'Onkel Theo' Osterkamp, a WWI German ace who became an ace in WWII as well, until he was finally ordered off combat flying at the age of forty-eight). We see the British General Staff divided against itself (after the Battle, the man most responsible for the British victory - Sir Hugh Dowding, Commander in Chief, Fighter Command - was dismissed); the German High Command, unsure of its objectives; exaggerated British claims (and an almost fatal shortage of pilots); and German technical superiority that was continually undercut by Nazi incompetence." Small Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
New York Avon Very Good Tim White, cover art. 
The first 5 books of the David Sullivan sequence - 6 7/8" H. 1. Windmaster's Bane - 279 pp, 1986 2nd printing, ISBN 0380750295 - "In Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains, tales are told of strange lights, of mysterious roads - of wondrous folk from enchanted realms. Young David Sullivan never dreamed that the myths of marvels and magic he loved were real. But in his blood was the gift of Second Sight. And near his family's rural farm lay an invisible track between worlds - where he would soon become a pawn in the power game of the Windmaster, an evil usurper among those the Celts called the Sidhe." 2. Fireshaper's Doom - 306 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0380753294 - "David Sullivan had discovered the mysteries of the other world. Indeed, he was put to the test, triumphing over the wily schemes of the Windmaster. But in that evil game, an innocent Faerie lad fell dead. Now his mother, bent on vengeance, has kidnapped David from the earthbound world and brought him to the land of flames. Here he will be forced to do her bidding in an adventure dark and fateful." 3. Darkthunder's Way - 342 pp, 1989 1st printing, ISBN 0380755084 - "Once more David Sullivan has been called upon to do the bidding of Lugh Samildinach, Lord of Tir-Nan-Og. Together with three friends - one white, one red, and one immortal - David embarks on an astonishing journey through a perilous kingdom of brittle brightness. But grim betrayal lies in the path of their quest for peace in the Otherworlds. And an inescapable doom in the terrifying judgment of Uktena, the great and hideous serpent." 4. Sunshaker's War - 372 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0380760622 - "An evil brew has boiled over in the mystical realm of the Sidhe - a great conflict has devastated the lands of Faerie - and its earth-shaking repercussions can be felt across the boundaries of the mortal land. David Sullivan has been to the Otherworld, and knows of its mysteries - and its terrors. Now he must somehow find his way past the magically sealed borders of Tir-Nan-Og: For the life of a mortal friend hangs in the balance. And if the dreaded war continues unchecked, the harnessed power of the Sun will unleash the forces of chaos and death - in two separate worlds on Midsummer's Day." 5. Stoneskin's Revenge - 307 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0380760630 - "The war in Faerie is over - and David Sullivan's Cherokee friend, Calvin McIntosh, has returned to Georgia. But the young brave has unknowingly left the portal to Galunlati open - and Spearfinger has entered his world. A Stoneskin with powers over rocks and earth - a monster who feeds on mortal flesh - Spearfinger has brought her Otherworldly terror into the realm of humanity. And now Calvin, with his newly awakened magic skill, must confront the insatiable fiend - and destroy the evil that would devour humankind!" Interiors - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, volumes 3 4 & 5 have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of text block, volume 3 has a faint crease and some wrinkles on the spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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
SASKATOON:  A CENTURY IN PICTURES., Delainey, William P.; Duerkop, John D.; Sarjeant, William A.S.
215 Delainey, William P.; Duerkop, John D.; Sarjeant, William A.S. SASKATOON: A CENTURY IN PICTURES.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1982 0888330901 / 9780888330901 Very Good Very Good- 
177 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Saskatoon began as a vision of the Temperance Colonization Society. Its members formulated a scheme for a colony in the West where a way of life free from the evils of alcohol might be fostered. Early in the spring of 1882, an advance party travelled by rail and wagon to examine their grant of land and to choose the administrative site for the settlement. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the temperance ideals had become secondary to boosterism. By 1905 discussions were underway to amalgamate the original Nutana settlement with 'Saskatoon' and Riversdale on the west side of the river. Their combined population of 4,500 allowed Saskatoon a charter under city status in 1906. By 1908 the city was served by three railway companies and the 'Hub City' station was one of the busiest in the West. (This book) brings the story of the city to life through nearly 300 photographs. It registers changes through two world wars, during the periods of prosperity and recession, into the optimism of the fifties and sixties and the more speculative expansion of the seventies." Christmas gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, book is lightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at top edge of rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, light rubbing including faint scratches, 2" edge tear with old tape on inside, two tiny edge tears. 
Price: 20.00 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.
216 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 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
217 Delve, Ken, editor. Cliff Spink, J. Leland Atwood, Roger Freeman, Robert Rudhall, Jerry Scutts, Robert F. Dorr, Shlomo Aloni, Leslie Hicks. MUSTANG: THE P-51 AT WAR & PEACE. FLYPAST SPECIAL.
Stamford Key 1997 Very Good+ 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, diagrams, profiles. Contents: The Operational Record; On Display; Restoring a Classic; Design Retrospective; Racing Mustangs; Long-legged Saviours; Survivors; Mustang Aces; TacR; Mustang data; Korean war Operations; Cable Cutters (Israeli Mustangs used to cut communications wires); Recce Test; Crazy Horse. Interior - small soft wrinkle at top corner of first and last page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - .very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, CANADA, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1941 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1942 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1943 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1944.  4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL., Department of National Defence, Canada.  J.L. Ralston, C.G. Power, Angus L. MacDonald, et al.
218 Department of National Defence, Canada. J.L. Ralston, C.G. Power, Angus L. MacDonald, et al. REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, CANADA, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1941 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1942 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1943 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1944. 4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL.
Ottawa Department of National Defence / Edmond Cloutier, Printer. 1941 Very Good- 
39 pp, 48 pp, 58 pp, 74 pp - 9 3/4" H, 4 volumes in blue paper wraps, each with the signature of C.P. Stacey (respected Canadian historian/author) at top right corner. He has also made a few notations. Contents - 1. General Administration (Report of the Assistant Deputy Minister / ditto Director of Contracts / Ditto Judge Advocate General / Ditto Chief Treasury Officer); Navy, Army and Air Force (Report of the Naval Service / Ditto Canadian Army / Ditto Royal Canadian Air Force); Dependents' Allowance Board. 2. Naval Service; Canadian Army; Royal Canadian Air Force; Judge Advocate-General; Dependents' Allowance Board; Dependents' Board of Trustees; Real Estate Adviser; Estates Branch; Contracts Branch; Printing and Stationery; Central Registry; Civilian Personnel; Chief Treasury Officer - Financial Statements. 3. Navy; Army; Air; Judge Advocate General; Dependents' Allowance Board; The Dependents' Board of Trustees; Real Estate Adviser's Branch; Estates Branch; Branch of the Director of Contracts; Printing and Stationery Branch; Civilian Personnel (Naval, Army and Air Services); Financial Statements (Naval, Army and Air Services). 4. Navy; Army; Air; Judge Advocate General; Dependents' Allowance Board; The Dependents' Board of Trustees; Real Estate Adviser's Branch; Estates Branch; Printing and Stationery Branch; Civilian Personnel (Naval, Army and Air Services); Financial Statements (Naval, Army and Air Services). Interiors - small bump/crease at top corner of pages in all 4 volumes. Exteriors - small bump at top corner of covers on all 4 volumes, 2 volumes with a very small ink mark and one with a small scuff on front hinge area, light fading to spine/hinges colour, light edge wear at top/bottom of spines, light browning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 100.00 USD
CHINA ATTACKS:  A NOVEL.  SECOND EDITION., DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W.  (De Vore.)
219 DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W. (De Vore.) CHINA ATTACKS: A NOVEL. SECOND EDITION.
Infinity, Haverford, PA, 2001, 2nd edition. 
415 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0741404303 "...exciting, entertaining, and informative, while exploring the international politics that may be leading the world to war. The story describes how America and China plan to use their military capabilities against each other. Read this riveting scenario of catastrophic conflict, as these superpowers collide over the island nation of Taiwan. Bookstores in Tawiwan and Hong Kong are selling Chinese translations of the book...." I n t e r i o r - first page has large soft corner crease and wrinkling/three tiny tears at fore-edge (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, large corner crease on front cover, s li gh t sm al l cu r l to corners of covers. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
220 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 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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