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THE AIR BATTLE of MALTA The Official Account of the RAF in Malta ,June 1940 to November 1942

By: .-----------.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120778

Condition: VG


Stapled Paper Back 95pp.1944 1st Edition. HMSO.b/w photos to end papers. well illustrated b/w photographs+ maps Italians / luck / onslaught on Convoys / etc.Luftwaffe- Germans - Germany] rusty staples but bindings good ,No inscsp. clean throughout, small base front tear-line. [ external some creases & small light stain bottom area front cover.Please see our actual image, NB. Camera flsh has lightened. View more info

81 PROPJET

By: ADAMS , HARRY

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Wichita, AvCom International: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10166

Condition: Good


Paper Back , 1st edition thus - in series - ' 81 Propjet by Harry Adams , 176pp , Intro; Ackns; 10 headings - Business Propjet [ listing / written - off / withdrawn ] Commuter / registration etc illustrated b/w plates [ p/b interior paper lightly creamed , no inscsp/annotation , tightt binding ] [ exterior - a little weary from handling with few light markings and slight col fade/loss ] overal a good useable reference copy View more info

Image for DER ADLER von TRIEST der Letzte Maria-Theresein-Rittersein Leben

DER ADLER von TRIEST der Letzte Maria-Theresein-Rittersein Leben

By: BANFIELD , Baron Gottfried von

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Germany, Verlag Styria: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119807

ISBN: 3222115303

Condition: Fine


illustrated b/w plates, reproductions & Maps. Foreword [vorwort] Rudolf Henz. German text.Book is laid out under 7 headings; - EineAdriatische welt von Gestern / An bord und bei den Aviatikern / Kampf um Triest / Fortitudini / Letze Feurprobe / Aktionen auf den Weltmeeren / Epilogue - der Alte Herr und Seine Stadt] a Fine copy , no inscsp. dust jacket not clipped. Please see our image. View more info

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HAMPSHIRE AIRFIELDS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

By: BROOKS , ROBIN J

Price: £4.00

Publisher: NEWBURY, COUNTRYSIDE BOOKS: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7177

ISBN: 1853064149

Condition: VG+


VG Laminated P/b.1st , No inscsp , small crease line to rear all else fine as new. Biblio , Gloss , Appendices , illust. b/w plates. [ RAF and FAA Squadrons / WW2 / USAAF / Luftwaffe / German ranks / Portsmouth / Middle Wallop / Gosport / Farnham / Andover etc . ] cover colours are darker & Spine is pale blue not white. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BATTLE OVER SUSSEX 1940

By: BURGESS , Pat , SAUNDERS , Andy ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Midhurst, Middleton Press / MP: 1995

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 119979

ISBN: 0906520797

Condition: Near Fine


H/b FINE as new.no inscsp.1995 MP.Sky-blue Laminated.Boundary Map. 93 Headings . Photographic History with text. 4 further Area Maps of Chichester, Brighton, Eastbourne & Wadehurst. Table of Aircraft down in Sussex. set out a-z order from Arundel / Battle - to - Uckfield / Worthing. light fading. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BEHIND THE HANGER DOORS

By: CONGDON , Philip , R.A.F.[ Former Active Service / Instructor / Flight commander etc ]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Shewsbury, AIRLIFE Publishing Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123101

ISBN: 0951013904

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Near FINE P/b.Laminated. illus.8.10 Colour plates, some b/w plates & in line.[ author of the ultimate, approved by the MOD , Per Ardua ad Astra] RAF history, folklore, ancedote, origins , heraldry , etiquette , ranks , badges , squadrons, medals etc [ book as new with slight laminate edgewear scuff - less 1mm, covers clean , Ink name to the top rear of front cover.Signed , in name only, by Author to title page. Please see our images of the actual booklet offered for sale. View more info

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BRITISH AIR FORCES 1914 - 18 [ 2 ] Men -at-Arms 351

By: CORMACK , Andrew , Specialist British Army 18th Century & Mem.Council of the Soc.Army Historical Research etc. CORMACK . Peter , FSA

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Osprey Military / Osprey Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121076

ISBN: 1841760021

Condition: Fine


Laminated P/b.1st ed.FINE .Text by A Cormack Specialist British Army 18th Century & Mem.Council of the Soc.Army Historical Research etc: Researched from the collections of the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon; Britain's National Museum of Aviation. .Colour & b/w illustrated by Artist P Cormack FSA.[ His work appearing in Military illustrated etc] 48pp. No inscsp. [ Osprey Military] colour cover[ RFC Uniforms / History / Service Dress / Tropical Dress / Womens' RAF / Nurses / Flying / goggles / oxygen / electrically heated clothing / etc] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale... View more info

Image for SHOT DOWN ! When his bomber exploded over Nazi-occupied France , only John survived & found a new Life

SHOT DOWN ! When his bomber exploded over Nazi-occupied France , only John survived & found a new Life

By: CURNOW , John M , " a dedicated POW Escaper"

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Canada, Pacific Press Publishing Assoc.: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 119507

ISBN: 0816321094

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.VG Laminated P/b.Ist ed.Dedicated to the Memory of His Crew.Preface, Ackns;Epilogue; 28 chpts. set in 3 parts [The royal Air Force. RAF] " it is said that in a POW camp only 25 % of prisoners are interested in escape - only 5 % are "Dedicated escapers" John Curnow was one of the 5% [ book Signed & Inscribed by JM Curnow, with futher inscsp. from a traveller who met the author whilst travellingi to India o/w internally Fine] covers vg with light corner edgewear.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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SEVEN DECADES OF PROGRESS A HERITAGE OF AIRCRAFT TURBINE TECHNOLOGY

By: DALQUEST, L.A. FALK, R.E. HASKELL, R.W. ETC( EDITORS)

Price: £95.00

Publisher: FALLBROOK CALIFORNIA, AERO PUBLISHERS FOR GENERAL ELECTRIC: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: SIGNED BY SUBJECT

Seller ID: 118420

ISBN: 0816883556

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy in Slip-Case.Black rexine leather effect cloth with white titles to spine and silver to front board in slip case with dust jacket. 295x235mm approx. Account of progress in powered flight since 1903 with particular emphasis on the contribution made by General Electric in aircraft turbine technology, research for the writing of which led to the establishment of an archive in conjunction with the General Electric Jet Engine Museum at the Evendale, Ohio Plant. The copy offered for sale is signed and dated by Sir Frank Whittle to the front end paper on the occasion of a dinner held in h... View more info

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN , FACTUAL

By: DEIGHTON , LEN

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, JONATHAN CAPE: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123970

ISBN: 0224018264

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG+ D/j.1st ed.1st print.Large. Factual. Well illustrated. The Pilot's War - WW2. Foreword , Ackns; Index , 22 headings :- From Strategic Air Power 1918 -to - the Battle of Britain Airfields of today. 224pp 255x190mm [ navy cloth+ silver titles , no inscsp. book Fine] Dust Jacket not clipped, mild spine fade ,no loss, no creasing , minor edge-wear, exceptionally bright clean copy. Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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THE AIR BATTLE for MALTA The Diaries of a Fighter Pilot

By: DOUGLAS-HAMILTON , Lord James , MP

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124059

ISBN: 0906391202

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in VG D/j.An ex-library copy, clean throughout. An intriguing and realistic account based mainly on the Diaries of Lord David Douglas-Hamilton , the author's Uncle.The outcome of the Battle for Malta held the key to success in the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East.13 chpts set in 3 parts.Intro;- by PB [Laddie] Lucas CBE DSO DFC. [ Hitler / Churchill / Operation Hercules / Luftwaffe ]illustrated 30 b/w photo-plates [ brown cloth gilt titles, small ink cross to rear blank end paper rrep, sound binding, discarded stamp to initial blank page fep.; with a further rubber discard... View more info

Image for ROYAL AIR FORCE WOODVALE The First Fifty Years 1941 - 1991

ROYAL AIR FORCE WOODVALE The First Fifty Years 1941 - 1991

By: FERGUSON , Aldon P , A Founder Member 1430 [ Formby ] Squadron

Price: £8.95

Publisher: Wargrave , Berks, AIRFIELD Publications: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122520

ISBN: 0951111329

Condition: VG+


Near FINE Large Slim P/b. No inscsp.1st ed. A Temporary RAF STation during the war years [ WW2 ] , protecting Merseyside against German aircraft & U-Boats. current day Woodvale supplies training etc. Profusely illus. b/w plates with maps, plans, squadrons , reconnaissance ariel photo's, airfields , graves, accidents etc. Note on Author.100pp.[ Laminated p/b. real minor edgewear col.rub/loss , no spine fade.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

LLOYD'S OF LONDON AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

By: FLOWER, RAYMOND AND WYNN JONES, MICHAEL

Price: £22.50

Publisher: NEWTON ABBOT, DAVID & CHARLES: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors on Title Pag

Seller ID: 3989

ISBN: 0715366866

Condition: VG


The first fuuly illustrated history of this unique institution with many picture sourced from Lloyds Library, The Radio Times Hulton Picture Library, The Greenwich Museum etc. Contains an appendix of important dates in Lloyd's history and bibliography. Book- no other names or insc. D/J - 10mm tear to bottom rear flap fold with light assocoated crease. Minor rubbing to top edge and some line impressions to front - not that significant but worth a mention. View more info

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SILENT WINGS THE STORY OF THE GLIDER PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II

By: GERALD M. DEVLIN

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, W.H.ALLEN: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121609

ISBN: 0491031343

Condition: Very Good


Blue Boards with gilt tiltles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. xxii + 410 pp. Illustrated with over 100 b/w photos. and 14 maps - per blurb on flap of jacket but not listed. The book opens with an account of the early pioneering days of aviation and the pre-war build up by Germany of its glider force, the book gives a blow by blow account of every assault during WWII. Based on extensive interviews with men who participated the history is alive with fascinating personal anecdotes and within the context of a military history all the excitement of a first-rate war novel. VG/Good (Book - no previous... View more info

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AIR PICTORIAL and Air Reserve Gazette , Vol XV11 no 7 , 1955 July , Magazine

By: HILLIER , Frank , Editor

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, ROLLS HOUSE Publishing Co Ltd: 1955

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 120124

Condition: VG


The International Aviation enthusiasts' magazine - July 1955 issue. Editor F Hillier.Vol XV11, 1/-.Cover photo - Douglas A4d. attack Bomber.[ Italian Aircraft 1939-45 / Armstrong Whitworth FK3 / Bristol Britannia MK 100 on Double-page spread etc] No inscsp, no annotaion , tight binding stapled p/b. minor nick top front & light crease. PLS See our actual image of book on offer View more info

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OPERATION DIVER YEOMAN ON SPECIAL MISSIONS

By: JACKSON , ROBERT , Retired Pilot / mem. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, ARTHER BARKER Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 5240

ISBN: 021316793x

Condition: VG


Aviation & Military History Specialist , retired pilot & Mem. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, R Jackson. 149no. pp. George Yeoman of 380 Squadron battles against the V1's and the Nazi's secret laboratories. VG/VG (Purple boards with gilt lettering.book - slight damage to front paste down from removal of a previous owner address sticker. Page no. 5 has a small coffee? stain 7x5mm approx. D/J- p/c with a couple of 1mm approx scuffs to laminate near the top of the front foredge flap. No other notable defects to book or jacket. In proprietary protective wrapper).Please see our image of the actu... View more info

Image for MALTA VICTORY Yeoman on the George Cross Island

MALTA VICTORY Yeoman on the George Cross Island

By: JACKSON , Robert , Retired Pilot / mem. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Aurthur Barker: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6223

ISBN: 0213167484

Condition: VG


Aviation & Military History Specialist , retired pilot & Mem. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, R Jackson.172pp. 4th Book in the Yeoman Series set on the George Cross Island of Malta during WW2. VG/VG (Light blue Boards with gilt titles to spine.Book - Damage to front paste down from the removal of a previous owner name and address label. No other notable defects to book. D/J- price clipped . 1mm approx. laminate peal to top front corner. Rear bottom panel a little rubbed with 2mm approx closed tear. Rear panel also has some uneven yellowing to margins. Now in proprietary protective wrapper).... View more info

Image for THE JET AGE True Tales of the Air Since 1945

THE JET AGE True Tales of the Air Since 1945

By: JACKSON , ROBERT, [ Retired RAF Volunteer Reserve]

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, ARTHUR BARKER: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11260

ISBN: 0213167786

Condition: VG+


1st. 157pp. R Jackson Retired RAF reserve volunteer - extensively travelled - speaks 5 languages. Staring with the combat in in Korea including history's 1st jet- versus -jet air battles over the Yalu River. [ Aviation war heroes] 13 chpts beginning with The blinded pilot . vg+ no notable defects to red book+gilt lettering, no inscsp.[ illus d/j not clipped, 20mm closed line tear to top/rear - now in clear propriatry protective cover. PLS see our image View more info

Image for THE RED ARROWS STORY [ PRM Aviation Collection - photographs]

THE RED ARROWS STORY [ PRM Aviation Collection - photographs]

By: MARCH , Peter R ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119482

ISBN: 0750944463

Condition: Fine


Small Oblong laminated H/b FINE - book as new [ no inscsp. no spine fade] 1st ed. Colour Photographic history mainly from PR March / PRM Aviation Collection.The famed Red Arrows Team of Pilots who fly in Formation.[ the beginning / Yellowjacks / Kemble years / Red/s pilot's / Blues / technicians / RAFAT in winter/ Springhawk etc] 114pp. PLS see our image View more info

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THE MESSERSCHMITT 109 FAMOUS GERMAN FIGHTER

By: NOWARRA , Heinz J , Luft-Archiv, Berlin. HEPWORTH , W F , MSIA .

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London / USA, HARLEYFORD Publications Ltd / Aero Publishers inc.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123802

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in VG D/j.Large.1st UK ed.Produced by DA Russel MI Mech.E. A Story not only of the famous fighter aircraft, it is also a story of of a great aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt.To some considerable extent it is also a history of the German fighter force of WW2. Artist ,WF Hepworth's Tone paintings based on original drawings by FA Yeoman,[ Listed headings;- Contents,Text, illus,Colour plates, Pictorial Features, Sectionalized Drawings & Tables. Gloss & index.184pp.285x225mm.[ inc Germany's Top Aces of 1939-45 war & Fighter Unit Markings] clean apple-green cloth, gilt titles, tight bind... View more info