Air War Over Spain by Jesus Salas Larrazabal soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Ian Allan, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First British Edition. [First Published: Spain, 1969] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: Of all the forms of human conflict there is none more bitter than civil war, which can split a family into opposing camps. Under such conditions comes the horror of a son or daughter in mortal antagonism with mother, father, sister and brother, bringing in its wake heartbreak and psychological nightmares unending.
The author of this book has given particular emphasis to the part played by aviation in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, but in so doing has opened a door through which we may catch a glimpse of some of the grim realities facing the opposing factions. This alone is sufficient to make the book highly readable. More significant, however, is the fact that it was during this period in Spains history that the Luftwaffe experimented with the Blitzkrieg techniques which, in the early days of the second World War, were to make the German war machine seem invincible.
Jesus Larrazcibal tells this story in fascinating detail, giving life to the hard-fought campaigns of the late thirties through the eyes and reminiscences of many who took an active role in the fighting. His impartial treatment of the subject is underlined by a section of the books dedication To all those who fought nobly and without bitterness in defence of their ideals.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 371 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6″.