Kimber, N.d., (c.1980's). 336 pp., 49 photo-plates + 4 maps. D.j., 24 x 15cm. F.f.e.p. (blank) lacking; small, light stain to top corner of rear f.e.p., (blank); leaf lifted from binding glue, up to p. 32 at the top but still bound in the rest of the way down; o/w a GOOD reading copy of a super Kimber title The Hawker Hurricane was flying on the outbreak of war in 1939 and was still playing a major part in our war against the enemy in 1945, by then employed in the Far East. The role of the Hurricane was varied: fighter, fighter-bomber, anti-tank aircraft, and use at sea. Nor was its theatre of operations any less wide: in action in France from the beginning of the Phoney War to the outbreak of Blitzkrieg, in the Battle of Britain, and world-wide as far afield as Russia, Sumatra, Java, Madagascar and the Far East. This history of the Hurricane describes all its roles and achievements in each theatre of war. The author also recounts the exploits of the aircraft's outstanding pilots who contributed so much towards the mastery of the skies.