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Mission Completed

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Product description

Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Edward Embry, GCB, KBE, DSO & Three Bars, DFC, AFC (1902 – 1977) was a senior Royal Air Force commander. He was Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command from 1949 to 1953.

Mission Completed is the personal story of the author. He writes of his early life as a young officer in Iraq and India, then of his recall to England at the outbreak of war. Soon he was flying over Norway and France with his Blenheim squadron. On a reconnaissance flight he was shot down and taken prisoner. Then followed a dizzy series of captures and escapes.

His book, alight with his fierce enthusiasm and his passion for flying, is not only a records of a fighter and leader of men, but one of the most vivid and informed about the air war.

The book has 33 halftone illustrations and 11 maps.

The book has its dust jacket which has some rubbing and a couple of small tears. There si mild tanning to the front and rear free end papers. Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Item details

Author(s):
Embry, Sir Basil
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.5" by 5.5"
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
The Quality Book Club
Title:
Mission Completed

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Edward Embry, GCB, KBE, DSO & Three Bars, DFC, AFC (1902 – 1977) was a senior Royal Air Force commander. He was Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command from 1949 to 1953.

Mission Completed is the personal story of the author. He writes of his early life as a young officer in Iraq and India, then of his recall to England at the outbreak of war. Soon he was flying over Norway and France with his Blenheim squadron. On a reconnaissance flight he was shot down and taken prisoner. Then followed a dizzy series of captures and escapes.

His book, alight with his fierce enthusiasm and his passion for flying, is not only a records of a fighter and leader of men, but one of the most vivid and informed about the air war.

The book has 33 halftone illustrations and 11 maps.

The book has its dust jacket which has some rubbing and a couple of small tears. There si mild tanning to the front and rear free end papers. Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Author(s):
Embry, Sir Basil
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.5" by 5.5"
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
The Quality Book Club
Title:
Mission Completed

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