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Title: Not Peace But a Sword.
Description: London, Grub Street. 1993, Revised Edition. (ISBN: 0948817682) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Chris Thomas, cover art. 256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: World War Ii, Pat Gibbs, Fleet Air Arm, Aircraft Carriers, Shark, Swordfish, Raf, Beaufort Squadron, Torpedoes, Beaufighters, Beauforts, Malta. 0948817682 Chris Thomas, Cover Art.

Price: US$ 18.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 29372

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