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[Saunders, Hilary (aka Francis Beeding)],
BY AIR TO BATTLE - The Official Account of the British First and Sixth Airborne Divisions.
HMSO, London, 1945, 1st edn., paperback original, 144pp, 7 maps in text, stapled pictorial wrappers (9 x 5.5" approx.), with Pegasus design [by Edward Seago], a history of the birth, training and use of British parachute and glider troops, with an account of their missions including the aquaduct at Monte Vulture, radar station at Bruneval, a brief account of the first use of gliders in an abortive attack on the Norwegian heavy water plant, missions in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, the landings in Normandy and the Arnhem operation, rubbed at extreems., creasing to cnrs. upper wrapper, good plus,
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