Mission Completed (Sir Basil Embry) soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Methuen & Co., 1957, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Top edge dyed Blue; Maps ; Appendices ;
From the cover: Sir Basil Embry began his career three years after the Royal Air Force was formed and by the time he retired as Commander-in-Chief Allied Air Forces, Central Europe, at the end of 1955, he had become a legendary figure. The first British airman to return home after escaping from the Germans during the Battle of France, he remained in the thick of the fighting all through the war, and few R.A.F. officers have had such varied experience both of combat and command.
Mission Completed is the personal story of a great man of action. Sir Basil writes of his early life as a young officer in Iraq and India, then of his recall to England at the outbreak of war. Soon he was flying over Norway and France with his Blenheim squadron. He was the first to sight the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau …
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with the price clipped and a little lifting to the laminate in places. Previous owners’ name-stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 350 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Military Air Force catalogue?