Jones, Geoffrey.


Kimber, 1st ed., 1978. 240 pp., various photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Spine of d.j. sunned o/w V.G. From its early days with attacks on the doomed German battleships SCHARNHORST and TIRPITZ to the raids on the German guns at Wangerooge in the last month of the war, the Handley Page Halifax proved itself as the most versatile and durable of the British four-engined bombers. It was the only such aircraft that could be made suitable to serve in the Middle East and North Africa during the early war years. This book is a tribute to the many achievements of the great aircraft and her crews. The gallant exploits of many airmen from Britain and the Commonwealth, from occupied Europe and even from neutral countries are recounted, many from personal narratives. A companion to Attacker (below) this book is illustrated with photographs.

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