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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HARRIS, JOHN. WRAPAROUND JACKET ART BY TERRY HADLER. Title: The Thirty Days' War.
Description: Century, London, 1986, first edition.. 267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712694536 "The RAF aerodrome at Kubaiyah dominated the desert plain. To the right was the steep ridge of Kubish, edged like a set of teeth and narrow as a saw blade. It wasn't the easiest place on earth to defend. Unless you happened to have the eccentric optimism and almost absurd courage of Flying Officer Anthony Augustus Boumphrey (pronounced 'Bumfree'). He had to make do with about forty planes - all training machines, most of them biplanes - not much of a match against sophisticated Messerschmitts and the surrounding enemy's eighteen-pounder guns. But Boumphrey and his 'Belles', as his men were known, were not prepared to suffer the indignity of being taken prisoner. A nd if the battle was one they might not win, there certainly would be no surrender." Very slight cigarette odor, minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, o n e s o f t w rinkle on rear panel, one very small closed tear with creases, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
Keywords: World War Ii, Second, Royal Air Force, Raf, Middle East, Aerodromes, Kubaiyah, Kubish, Flying Officer Anthony Augustus Boumphrey, Pilots, Biplanes, Messerschmitts, Aerial Combat, Somerset de Chair, Golden Carpet.
Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22402
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