From the flyleaf: ” This history, in three volumes, of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War was officially commissioned in 1947. Both authors were given full access to official secret documents from those concerning the higher direction of the war down to the sortie and combat reports of individual pilots. Titles: Vol 1: The Fight at Odds. From the first stirrings of rearmament in 1934 to approximatey the close of 1941. Vol 2: Takes the story of British air operations and policy from the closing months of 1941 to second half of 1943. Includes an account of the early campaigns in the Far East. Vol 3: The story continues from the later part of 1943 to the end of hostilities. All volumes include detailed colour fold-out maps and diagrams; well-known episodes of war operations; and photographs. Scattered foxing with heavy foxing to the prelims. Small green bookseller’s label on each fixed end paper. This item may incur additional shipping charges. 1st Edition. Condition: Good. Dust jacket: Fair. Edge-wear to extremities, esp. to spine with a few open and closed tears. Foxing on the verso and covers. Rubbing and sunning. Vol 2 and 3 are price-clipped. Binding: Hardcover. Blue cloth boards.
Publisher: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
Date Published: 1953
Publication Place: London
First Edition: Yes
Binding: Hardcover. Blue cloth boards.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Fair. Edge-wear to extremities, esp. to spine with a few open and closed tears. Foxing on the verso and covers. Rubbing and sunning. Vol 2 and 3 are price-clipped.
Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm x 3cm