Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1982. 128 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 30 x 22cm. Some foxing to prelims & e.p.’s ; very slight fading to spine of d.j., o/w V.G.+. Written by a leading authority, this book is an evocation on the Dakota at war. It tells the story of an airliner that was invented for peace and went reluctantly to war only to find unsought distinction in a variety of unheard roles from glider tug to gunship. Abundantly illustrated with rare photographs, this book is also illuminated by a host of stories from men who flew the Dakota in the RAF, the USAAF, the USN, the Commonwealth air forces and a whole spectrum of roles and theatres during World War II, Korea, the Malaysian ‘confrontation’ and Vietnam.