To Burma Skies and Beyond. An Airman's Story
(London: Janus Publishing Company, 1995) 1857561384. . 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (x) + 302, incl. index; plates. Spine very slightly cocked. Near fine condition. "To Burma Skies and Beyond is the stimulating and immensely absorbing story of an RAF officer's forty years in aviation. Joining as a cadet officer in the Air Training Corps in 1941, the author fills in the gaps in the history books with his first-hand account from the cockpit in the RAF's heavy bomber operations against the Japanese over Burma in 1945. His subsequent wide-ranging experience in flying training, fighter operations, command appointments, staff duties, and then a spell with British Aerospace, provides illuminating glimpses into service life and a broad background to our present jet age. Whether describing the enormous risks of wartime bombing; the spirited companionship of his service days; the merits, or otherwise, of a new aircraft, or his captivation with India, Group Captain Jordan writes with both professional detachment and generous, committed enthusiasm. He enjoyed his forty years in aviation and we, the readers, enjoy it with him.".
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N° du livre: 6913
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | CHF 21]
Mots-clés: Military . Second World War. . . Royal Force