1st ed., 1946. 174 pp., cold., frontis., 16 photo-plates + diagrams. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G.+. Here, for the first time, is a readable account of the adventures and trials of those who selected and developed the weapons with which our aircrews fought the Second World War. It is a unique story of progress, an epic of man's secrecy which veiled the nation's preparations for defence. The author traces the development of air armament, its potentialities and limitations, and invites a look into the future. He writes with the authority of one who has devoted the greater part of his service career to the subject. Illustrated with an attractive, coloured frontispiece and photographs, this copy has been preserved in its dust-jacket which is scarce.