ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939 - 1945 Volume I The Fight at Odds Volume II The Fight Avails Volume III The Fight Is Won

RICHARDS Denis, SAUNDERS Hilary St George

Editorial: HMSO, 1954
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3 vols : Volume I The Fight At Odds (1st edn 3rd imp 1954); Volume II The Fight Avails (1st edn 1954); Volume III The Fight Is Won (1st edn 2nd printing 1954). 8vo. Original gilt lettered blue cloth (VG), dustwrapper (edges rather rubbed and creased - in protective wrappers, price clipped). Pp. xi + 430 [&] ix + 415 [&] ix + 441, illus with b&w plates and folding maps (fore-edges spotted; no inscriptions). N° de ref. de la librería

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Editorial: HMSO, 1954

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RICHARDS, Denis (Principal of Morley College) / ST. GEORGE SAUNDERS, Hilary (sometime Librarian of the House of Commons):
Publicado por London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1953-1954. (1954)
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Descripción London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1953-1954., 1954. xi, 430 (1) / ix, 415 / ix, 441 pages; each volume with photographic frontispice, many - partly folded - coloured maps and photographic plates on glossy paper. - Publisher's gilt-titled blue cloth-bindings with black spine-labels; 8vo.(ca. 22 x 14 x 8 cm; ca. 2,1 kg.). *** [Verlängerte und NOCHMALS ERWEITERTE SOMMERAKTION / Ongoing EXTENDED SUMMER-SALE: um fast 20% REDUZIERTER PREIS bis Montag 23.07.2018 (Monday, July 23rd), 24 Uhr MESZ/CEST; vorher/previously: € 26,50] --- FIRST EDITION (Vol. II: 2nd impression in the year of the 1st), CLOTHBOUND ORIGINALS; 3 VOLUMES, COMPLETE. - Rearpanel of vol. I somewhat rubbed, spines minimally sunned, spine of vol. III minimally bumped; else in best condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: lh12h002az

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Richard, Denis & Saunders, Hilary St. George.
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Descripción Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954. Hard Cover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 3 volume set - 8 5/8" H, b&w photographs, b&w and colour maps (many fold-out). Volume I: 430 pp, fourth impression - July 1954. "(T)he story is taken from the first stirrings of rearmament in 1934 to approximately the close of 1941. It tells of pre-war plans and preparations, the leaflet raids and the 'phoney war', improvised intervention in Norway, heroic efforts by the A.A.S.F. and the Air Component in France; of the desperate days of the Battle of Britain and the struggle to master the night raider of the 'Blitz'; of the lack of success in bombing pinpoint targets in Germany and the decision to attack large industrial areas; of the growing use of aircraft against the U-boat and the surface raider; and of the whole series of campaigns in 1940-1941 for control of the Mediterranean and the Middle East." Volume II: 415 pp, second impression, April 1954. "(O)pens with an account of the early campaigns in the Far East, where the British defences in the air, like those on the ground, were far too weak to hold the sudden Japanese onslaught. The story moves back to Europe, (tracing) the growing successes of Coastal Command against the U-boat and enemy merchant shipping, then (examining) the progress of the air offensive against Germany. The great part played by the Royal Air Force in winning control of the Mediterranean and North Africa is recounted from 'Crusader' in late 1941 to the victorious conclusion at Tunis in May 1943; and consideration of the Casablanca decisions leads on to studies of the combined bomber offensive against Germany and the invasion of Sicily. Concludes with a survey of the air operations in the Italian campaign as far as the capture of Rome. Volume III: 441 pp, first edition, 1954. "(B)egins with an account of the great air attacks against Germany in the year before 'D Day', and records the highly effective work of Coastal Command against the U-boat. A study of the 'Overlord' plan then leads to a survey of the intensive air operations which did so much to liberate France and carry the Allies into Holland and Belgium. After some description of Royal Air Force help to the 'Resistance' and the vain efforts of the Germans to atone for the decline of their air force by the use of the V.1 and V.2, the advance of the Allied armies is followed up to the Rhine. British air operations over the Balkans, the last stages of the campaign in Italy, and the shattering air attacks against German oil and transport preface the end in Europe, and the story concludes with the long fight for the recovery of Burma and the final victory in the Far East." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpapers, some areas of minor browning on some free endpapers, slight lean to spines, very light wrinkling and browning at top/bottom edges of spines, small bump/wrinkle on pine/hinge area of volume II. Dust jackets have light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing; a bump and wrinkling on spine/hinge area of volume II; slight fading to color on spine and panels on volume III and also light toning on spine. Nº de ref. del artículo: 28810

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