Dundas, Hugh.


Stanley Paul, rep., 1989. Ix + 180 pp., photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Nr.FINE. 1 Cutting Tipped-in. In this moving and powerful book, one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II, Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, writes with unusual eloquence and candour of his wartime experiences and the inner conflicts of those years. This is based on his own diaries and from memories written down soon after the war. The author was shot down in the Battle of Britain and in 1941 he flew more than sixty missions over northern France with the legendary Douglas Bader. Promoted to Squadron Leader at 21 and to Wing Commander at 22, the author found himself posted overseas to North Africa and took part in fighting which culminated in the liberation of Tunisia. He led his Spitfire wing in the invasions of Italy and Sicily. Later he led a fighter-bomber wing supporting the Eighth Army in its advance to the Alps. The author ended the war a Group Captain at 24, the youngest ever in the RAF, and one of the most highly respected officers in the service.

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