Brookes, A. J


1st ed., 1980. 128 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 30 x 22cm. Tiny bump to top corners & stamp to f.e.p.'s to this effect, o/w V.G. Unlike its predecessors in this celebrated 'At War' series, this book looks more at the men and women who made up a front line unit than at the machinery they flew. It is an evocation of what it was like to serve on an RAF fighter squadron between 1939 and 1945. No. 85 Squadron was chosen by Brookes for having had a particularly varied and exciting combat history and through their official reports, letters, diaries, mementoes and personal photographs from members of the Squadron, we discover first-hand how they saw themselves and how others perceived them.

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