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Wings of War

Wings of War

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181 rare colour photographs from the personal collections of U. S. pilots and groundcrew
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Over The Battlefronts

Over The Battlefronts

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Stories of air combat over the trenches of the first World War
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Methuen Handbook of Colour

Methuen Handbook of Colour

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Definitive reference on colour standards. The first part is a handbook of identification, harmony, contrast and the colour system. Part two is the colour dictionary which covers colour names, diagrams, British Standard colours etc. Includes the loosely inserted colour finder in rear pocket. This very scarce and highly sought after copy is in exceptional condition and would appear un-read
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Only Seconds to Live

Only Seconds to Live

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An in depth look at the mechanics and recovery techniques of stall and spin as they evolved alongside aircraft development
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Britain's Shield

Britain's Shield

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The development of Britain's radar defence and the part it played in the defeat of the Luftwaffe
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No. 5 Bomber Group RAF

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No. 5 Bomber Group RAF

No. 5 Bomber Group RAF

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Number 5 Group of Bomber Command began the war as one of four Bomber Groups, distinguished from the others only by the fact that it was equipped with light and obsolescent Hampden bombers. It ended as a striking force equipped with Lancasters capable of carrying ten-ton bombs, a force which developed precision bombing to ultimate accuracy and became known for highly individual tactics and a spirit of enterprise and experiment that was all its own. In consequence it was to this group that there were entrusted many of the most difficult and daring operations of the whole air war as well as a variety of new and extraordinary weapons. In addition, it was to this group that the crack squadrons belonged which breached the Mohne and Eder dams in Germany, sank the Tirpitz at her northern anchorage, and performed a number of equally remarkable if less well-remembered tasks. In this book the full story of an achievement which has scarcely been understood at all outside the Royal Air Force, and not always inside it, has been told for the first time. The author, who served as an officer at Bomber Command Headquarters from 1939 onwards, has, with the complete co-operation of No. 5 Group, consulted all necessary documents and secret reports and has also been given first-hand reports by many who took part in the operations themselves. It is a story which combines a constant succession of individual adventures with a lucid account of tactical developments and the rapid and spectacular progress of scientific warfare.
With 16 pages of illustrations from photographs



by W. J. Lawrence
Published by Faber and Faber 1951 1st edition. 253pp illustrated, index. 15x22 very good in price clipped d/j.





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