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Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1872017940. SIGNED by the authors to title page (no dedication). Light scuffing to boards. Text block lightly browned. Contents clean. Blue dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Much has been written about battles in the air, airmen who fought them, and the aeroplanes and airfields involved. Little is known about how those airmen learned their deadly trade and the organisations that tried to make them ready for combat. This book redresses that balance. Yellow pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 1870384601. Spine lightly faded. Text block lightly browned. Contents clean.
Eighth Edition, revised and expanded. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams. 685 pages including index. Slight bumping to spine and corners. Contents fine. Minimal rubbing to dustwrapper edges, minimal fading to spine and slightly creasing of glossy covering to spine.
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN PORTRAITS OF THE FEW
Written by Christopher Yeoman; David Pritchard.
Stock no. 1822908
Published by Fighting High Ltd. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A tribute to the small group of legendary pilots that served with the Royal Air Force through one of the most critical periods of the Second World War. Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour portraits. ISBN: 9780956269645. SIGNED by the authors (no dedication) to title page. Previous owner's name in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is very slightly grubby to rear panel.
WINGS IN THE SUN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1945-1986
Written by David Lee.
Stock no. 1822863
Published by HMSO. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Wings in the Sun was the motto of the men and women of the RAF in the Mediterranean theatre. This is their story... Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Maps & b/w photos. ISBN: 0117726206. Text block dusty. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby and has a very large price sticker stuck to the verso of the front flap (not visible unless the dustwrapper is turned over).
THE GREEN FIELDS AND THE SKY: THE HISTORY OF RAF COTTESMORE
Written by Norman J. Roberson; Jack G. Talliss.
Stock no. 1822826
Published by GMS Enterprises. 1st 1991. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
From it's early beginnings just before World War Two as a grass airfield equipped with Fairey Battles, Royal Air Force Cottesmore has been almost unique in its cosmopolitan nature. The years of conflict saw airmen of many nations stationed there and this multi-national approach was carried through the early jet era into the years of the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment. This is the in-depth story of a unique airfield, it's Staff, Structure, Operations and Equipment as told by the Authors, both serving RAF Officers. Title to spine is The Green Fields and the Sky, blue boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1870384091. Spine slightly cocked, contents clean. White pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.
M-MOTHER: DAMBUSTER FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN 'HOPPY' HOPGOOD
Written by Jenny Elmes.
Stock no. 1822816
Published by The History Press. 1st 2015. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
John 'Hoppy' Hopgood, pilot and second in command in the May 1943 Dambusters raid, died a hero at just 21 years old. Wounded by flak and with his Lancaster M-Mother ablaze, Hoppy had no hope of escape yet managed to gain height for two of his crew to parachute to safety. The plane crashed moments later. This is his story. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780750961844. SIGNED by the author (with personal dedication) to title page. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
ABOVE ALL UNSEEN: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS 1939-1945
Written by Edward Leaf.
Stock no. 1822809
Published by Patrick Stephens Limited. 1st 1997. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The full story of the RAF's PRUs from their birth, amidst inter-departmental wrangling, as the Secret Intelligence Service Flight in November 1938, right up to 1945. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1852605286. Blue dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
By the Founder Adjutant 617 Squadron. In March 1943 the 617 Squadron was formed at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire as a heavy bomber unit specifically for the operations planned against the Ruhr dams. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1852970812. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little scuffed.
Biggin Hill's historic role in the ongoing theatre of war. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour photos. ISBN: 1872337465. Reprint. SIGNED by the author (with personal dedication) to free front endpaper. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly scuffed.
The Paintings of the Military gallery. Large oblong format. Commemorative Collection. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780954997052. Still in original shrinkwrap!
CAN ANYONE SEE BERMUDA? MEMORIES OF AN AIRLINE PILOT (1941-1976)
Written by Archie Jackson.
Stock no. 1820539
Published by Cirrus Associates. 1st 1997. Slightly better than very good condition.
Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0951559850. Pale foxing to text block else contents clean.