British Aviation: Ominous Skies 1935-1939 (Harald Penrose)

British Aviation: Ominous Skies 1935-1939 (Harald Penrose) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military Air Force shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1980, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; List of abbreviations;

From the cover: Ominous Skies is the fifth volume of Harald Penroses monumental history of British Aviation. It has all the ingredients of the previous volumes which make the series among the most important histories of aviation ever written. This volume deals with the years 1935-1939.

These were the years when nations talked of peace and prepared for war. The desire to avenge defeat in the first World War motivated the revival of German economic strength and national pride, manifested in a new and dangerous militarism. The vainglorious attempt to re-create an empire resembling that of ancient Rome led the Italians into aggression against Abyssinia and later in Spain. The Japanese presumed to overcome the g…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 317 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.


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