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Battle of Britain   11 Books
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603 City of Edinburgh Fighter Squadron: A Record of Some of its Achievements. Published in Aid of 603 Squadron Benevolent Fund. 1st Ed., 66pp. (inc. adverts.), num. photographs. Printed by Pillans & Wilson, Edinburgh. nd (1943)  #64760
[HLMainPic] A detailed record of No. 603 City of Edinburgh (Fighter) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force, 1939-1943, well illustrated & containing much interesting matter, with complete nominal roll of all ranks as of 3rd Sept. 1939. The officers roll includes rank in 1939 & in Dec. 1942 (apart from those already killed, which are so noted). Issued in dec. card covs., this example bound in red cloth with gilt title to front, retaining the orig. & appealing wraps. VG thus & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £75
Front Line Eastbourne: An Illustrated Record of a Famous Holiday Resort under Enemy Air Assualt, & a Tribute to the Stout-Hearted Residents who kept the Flag Flying. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., not paginated, c.80pp., photos. throughout. Printed & Published by T.R. Beckett Ltd., Eastbourne. 1945  #64114
[HLMainPic] Interesting record of the Home Front on the south coast with num. photos. of bomb damage &c. Orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Air Force List, October 1940. Reprint of Battle of Britain era RAF List. VG in dw. Hayward. 1990  #64782
[HLMainPic] Good quality hardback reprint, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Rise & Fall of the German Air Force (1933 to 1945). RESTRICTED Air Ministry Pamphlet No. 248. 1st Ed., xix+422pp., 100+ photos., 26 maps (some fldg.) & 5 tables. Air Ministry. 1948  #62868
[HLMainPic] Detailed operational history compiled for use in staff college &c., with excellent photos., maps &c. Orig. blue cloth, somewhat serviceworn, generally VG with several ink stamps of No. 34 Maintenance Unit Technical Lib. See illustrations on our website.   £45
CLAYTON (Eric) What if the Heavens Fall: Reminiscences of 56 (F) Squadron in the Battle of Britain. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., [ii]+70pp., several photos. Privately printed by the Author. 1993  #64767
[HLMainPic] Scarce privately printed account of a member of the ground crew of 56 Squadron during the 1940 campaign in France & the Battle of Britain. Much detail on pilots activities, squadron losses, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
COOKE (Anthony) Recollections of RAF Warmwell. 1st Ed., orig. dec. laminated wraps., 82pp., aprpox. 20 photos. RAF Warmwell Preservation Group. 2000  #64874
[HLMainPic] Records of the fighter station during the Battle of Britain & after. Includes 152 Sqdrn. Roll of Hon., with details of these losses & much more. Signed by author. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
KEMP (Gp. Capt J.A., DFC & Bar, AFC) One of the Few. 2nd Imp., 255pp., approx 40 photos. VG in dw. Kimber. 1971  #64764
[HLMainPic] CO of 303 (Polish) Sqdrn. during Battle of Britain. Nice copy of original edition in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
POLLARD (Capt. A.O., VC, MC, DCM) Epic Deeds of the R.A.F. 1st Ed., 287pp., 32 photos. Hutchinson. 1940  #64875
[HLMainPic] Fine account of the RAF's endeavours in defence of the UK in 1940, as also the Norwegian Campaign, Battle of France &c. Orig. blue cloth, silver gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £15
SIMPSON (Geoff) A Good Aggressive Fighter Pilot: The Story of One Airman Who Fought in the Battle of Britain. 1st Ed., orig. laminated card wraps., 24pp., portrait. Published by the Author, Stockport. 2000  #64759
[HLMainPic] The Story of PO Richard Hogg, Spitfire pilot with 152 Sqdrn. who was shot down & MIA on 25th August 1940. VG & inscribed by the author. See illustration on our website.   £25
WILTON (Eric) Centre Crew: A Memory of the Royal Observer Corps. 1st Ed., 84pp., 4 photos., 2 plans, 8 cartoons. VG in dw. Published Privately for Members of "B" Crew of the ROC Centre at Bromley, Kent. 1946  #64747
[HLMainPic] An account of work at No. 19 Group HQ (in the front line at Bromley) during the 1940-41 Battle of Britain & the blitz, the later V-bomb campaign, &c. Orig. green cloth, printed paper label to front, VG in sl. tanned dw (with text to front: "First authentic account of the work of the Royal Observer Corps; Inside Stories of the Battle of Britain, Night Raids on London & the Flying Bomb attacks; Vivid descriptions of the defence of London & the life of the Capital under bombardment." VG in tanned dw & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £35

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