Desert Squadron :: Victor Houart

Desert Squadron :: Victor Houart soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Souvenir Press, 1959, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: This is an exciting, moving, evocative book.

Set in the narrow belt of land extending along the Mediterranean from Ancient Alexandria to the Tunisian border, it tells the story of a handful of gallant young men who fought a personal, bitter war with the enemy.

From El Alamein to the gateway of Tripoli, from Takali to Bir Hakeim, they forced breaches through which poured the tanks and soldiers of the Eighth Army. They sank Axis ships bringing supplies to the Afrika Korps, and at great risk to their lives protected the suicide Malta convoys. Libyan nomads often watched them swoop out of the clouds like angry hornets as they pounced on their targets. Grazianis soldiers nicknamed them the Scourge of God, and to the tank crews of Rommels Panzer divisions they were known as the whispering death”.

They …

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a couple of small tears, a little loose to the book. WH Smith lending plate to the pastdown.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Military Air Force catalogue?


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