WINGED DIPLOMAT: THE LIFE STORY OF AIR COMMODORE ‘FREDDIE’ WEST, V.C.

Reid, P. R.


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1st ed., 1962. Ix + 219 pp., frontis., + 34 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. D.j. slightly chipped o/w V.G. ‘Freddie’ West was British Air Attaché in Berne and head of British Air Intelligence in Switzerland during World War II. This book describes his experiences as he kept watch for Britain and the free world, but the curtain raiser to this is his unorthodox student life; his experiences in the holocaust of World War I (when he served in the trenches and, transferring to the RFC, won the V.C.); and his experiences in Europe as Air Attaché to the British Legations and Embassies prior to 1940.


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