READINESS AT DAWN.

"Blake".


£15.00




6th imp., 1942. 144 pp., 16 photo-plates. Blue cloth; 20 x 13cm. V.G. At the outbreak of World War II MacMurray, a former RFC pilot of World War I, was posted to an Operations Room with Fighter Command. From the time of the first interception to the hectic days during the Battle of Britain, MacMurray sat around big maps with coloured counters and pieces of chalk, recording the information given by pilots in the air. This is a unique story of Operations and the lives, habits and chatter of the pilots in combat. Towards the end of 1940 a notice on the Mess notice-board read "Enemy destroyed by this station, 511, probably destroyed, 286". This book tells in a rising crescendo of excitement how these figures were achieved.


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