1st ed., 1978. 189 pp., various photo & other plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. This book unfolds the story, much of it told for the first time, of how guns, aircraft and men have been arrayed against Zeppelins, aeroplanes and finally against flying bombs and missiles. Whilst it is primarily a history of gun defences, it also covers fighter aircraft, balloons, rockets, missiles, warning systems and the manifold other activities which make up an air defence system. This, supported by informative appendices, brings the story from its origins up to the present day, explaining how guns, searchlights, sound detectors, radar and electronic wizardry have all played their part in trying to prevent the bomber getting through.