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Behind Enemy Lines-Evasion and Escape Aids of World War11 - Click for the bigger picture In Stock Behind Enemy Lines-Evasion and Escape Aids of World War11

This one is hot off the press as a reprinted second edition! A comprehensive reference book covering a wide range of evasion and escape aids utilised by the allies in WW11. Bob Baldwin, a leading authority on escape and evasion tactics, was invited to guest curate back in 2013 an important exhibit of Second World War escape and evasion artefacts at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, the US affiliate of the Tower Armouries. The exhibition showcased hundreds of rare items which are seldom seen and which have never previously been displayed together in one place. To accompany the exhibition, a full colour catalogue ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ featuring photographs and descriptions of exhibited items was produced in conjunction with the museum. Though primarily intended as a photographic record of the exhibits, the catalogue stands alone as an excellent reference source for aviation collectors, historians and scholars and has been highly sought after since the exhibit closed in April 2013. It is profusely illustrated, mainly in full colour and covers a wide variety of escape aids used by both US and UK forces. One section I found particularly interesting, seeing my Father was a POW and a 'guest' of the Luftwaffe from 1941-1945, is entitled ‘Escape Aids–A German Perspective’ and is complete with a range of period photographs. This is one I have already added to my own reference library and I commend it to all serious collectors!

Pages: 100
Cover: Soft
Author: R.E.Baldwin

£21.95
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Sotheby's Historic Aircraft & Aeronautica Auction Catalogue - Click for the bigger picture In Stock Sotheby's Historic Aircraft & Aeronautica Auction Catalogue

A good used example relating to Sotheby's classic aviation sale held at Summers Place, Billingshurst on 26th & 29th November 1994. This covers a wide range of aviation collectables with some good photographic illustrations including a 1940 scramble bell, a sector clock, a fighter grip, log books, medals and even a full size replica V-1 flying bomb! The aircraft section with photographs in colour and black and white details some classic airframes including Harvard, Canberra, Hunter and an airworthy ex PRU Spitfire Mk X1X of the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. The estimate was £350, 000- £450, 000. How values have changed over the last 21 years! A great reference catalogue to have on the bookshelf. The pages are all in clean condition and the catalogue has not been written in. Sales estimates are shown, but we do not have a record of prices realised.

Pages: 92
Cover: Hard
Author: Sotheby's

£14.00
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Aeronautica An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors - Click for the bigger picture In Stock Aeronautica An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors

A small, but useful, guide covering Military and Naval Air Force collectables from 1914 to 1984. The book is written by A.J.Marriott-Smith and was published in 1989. It provides 64 pages of information and is interesting in providing a guide to the values current a quarter of a century ago! The book is fully illustrated with a mass of photographs and covers everything from flight clothing and equipment, escape items, ephemera, badges, aircraft parts and even an RAF Fire Streak missile! This copy is in excellent condition and despite its age is a good general guide to anyone setting out on collecting aviation memorabilia.

Pages: 64
Cover: Hard
Author: A.J.Marriott-Smith

£16.00
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Trending Collectibles 2015 Military Aviation Review - Click for the bigger picture In Stock Trending Collectibles 2015 Military Aviation Review

Opening stock of this brand new reference book for aviation collectors has just been received from the printer. This has been compiled and edited by Mick J Prodger, the highly respected author of Vintage Flying Helmets and Luftwaffe Vs. RAF. For a full report on the background and raison d'être for this important new volume, please read our feature article on the Oldnautibits home page. The First Annual Market Report for Collectors contains 144 pages with 474 colour photographs featuring:- • Flying Headgear • Flying Clothing • Uniforms • Life Jackets / Parachutes • Escape / Evasion / Survival • Wings / Badges / Insignia • Aircraft Parts / Relics • Aviation Ephemera Every item is described in detail with its ACTUAL 2014 sale price achieved listed in GB pounds, US Dollars and Euros. All sales information is sourced from internationally known reputable sellers, which of course includes the team here at Oldnautibits, as well as selected private collectors. This is not just a price guide based on "expert" opinions – but rather a source of real prices paid for genuine items!

Pages: 144
Cover: Soft
Author: Mick J.Prodger

£15.95
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HMS Cornwall Commissioning Book - Click for the bigger picture In Stock HMS Cornwall Commissioning Book

Although we describe this book as second hand it is virtually mint. It was issued to commemorate the commissioning of HMS Cornwall in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales at Falmouth on 23rd April 1988. Cornwall was a Batch 3 Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy. She was the first Batch 3 to be built, and the last to be decommissioned. Cornwall was known as “The Fighting 99" or "Ice cream frigate” and was based at Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. On 26 April 2011 she returned to Plymouth for the last time, and decommissioned on 30 June 2011 and was subsequently sold for scrap. Her bell was presented to Truro Cathedral. The books 54 pages are lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and includes a full list of the first ships company. The condition is impossible to fault with a silhouette image of the ship embossed on the leatherette cover as and it would be a fine addition to the library of any ex members of the ships company or their families.

Pages: 54
Cover: Hard
Author: CaptainC.L.Wexford-Brown D.S.O. & Others

£38.00
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One Flight Too Many - Click for the bigger picture Sold - Similar Available One Flight Too Many

One Flight Too Many I was delighted to received a copy of this excellent volume for Christmas and can recommend it as an excellent read. It covers the often forgotten art of Photographic Reconnaissance (PR) and is written by a former PR Spitfire pilot, Jimmy Taylor. It gives a very clear description of what he had to do, the aircraft and cameras he was given, how he planned and took his photographs, and how he navigated his way, alone and unarmed under constant observation by enemy radar, to his distant targets. This is also Jimmy Taylor’s autobiography, so the reader has access to his frank contemporary diary of autumn 1944 and goes with him on his exciting sorties, including when he was chased by a then-unknown German jet, and his last one, when his engine blew up and forced him to parachute into a part of eastern Holland and led to his eventual capture with details of the heroic behaviour of the Dutch Resistance. Taylor's story is told with humour and modesty and makes for fascinating reading, and is enhanced with hundreds of photographs taken at the time, including some of his own sorties. This is a great book in every sense: it will enlighten readers who are curious about the work of the PR squadrons and will fascinate aviation enthusiasts of all ages myself included! We do not actually stock this volume but it can be purchased for £27.50 plus shipping from the distributor, YPD Books at www. ypdbooks. com or from your local bookseller. Pages: 756 Cover: Hard Author: Jimmy Taylor

Pages: 756
Cover: Hard
Author: Jimmy Taylor

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RAF Aircraft Engineering Tradesmans' Record of Training and Experience - Click for the bigger picture Sold RAF Aircraft Engineering Tradesmans' Record of Training and Experience

The cover is stamped RAF form 6859 and Revised March 1979. The personal details have been completed and is named to a G.A. Hendy who enlisted in July 1976. The page also carries a weak ink stamp that says 'Ships Library' and we believe 'HMS Daedalus' which was formed in 1917 as an RNAS base and subsequently home to both the RAF and the Fleet Air Arm. We have no idea how Hendy’s career went but the complete book is a blank so we can only speculate his chosen trade did not progress as expected! In view of this the book could be reused for a variety of uses 36 years after it was first issued. Modestly priced!

Pages: 58
Cover: Hard
Author: Not Stated

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Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck Log Book - Click for the bigger picture Sold Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck Log Book

From a limited edition of 2, 500 copies which were published in 1996 and is an exact facsimile of the original. This lavishly produced replica covers Stanford Tuck's RAF career from his basic training in 1935 in an Avro Tutor to his final sortie in a Canberra in 1954. The section covering the Battle of Britain is superb and recorded in the matter of fact manner of the day. Tuck's final wartime Op on 28th January, 1942 reads "Rhubarb Patrol. Prisoner of War." When he went "in the bag", he had achieved 29 victories and had he continued on operations, could well have become Britain's top scoring ace. As close as it comes to owning the real thing! Complete with numbered limited edition certificate. In excellent condition.

Pages: 432
Cover: Hard
Author: Robert Stanford Tuck

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Flight Equipment of the RAF 1920-1945 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Flight Equipment of the RAF 1920-1945

This booklet is described as ‘A Quick Reference Guide for Collectors' and was put together by Kevin King & Dave Humphrey and Edited by A.J.Marriott-Smith. It is fully illustrated with 66 black and white photographs and it also has an invaluable section covering RAF Stores Clothing issue numbers from 22C/1 (Belts, Life Saving, Self Inflating, Type A) through to 22C/1070 (Backpack for Overall, Flying, Lightweight) which of course is more commonly known as the Beadon Suit. Whilst in no way is this meant to be a comprehensive listing it is a most useful booklet for any serious collector of RAF flight clothing to have on his shelf. I was chatting to Kevin King a while back about his book and he told me it was now so scarce even he did not have a copy himself! Sadly these now change hands for significantly more than the 1990 published price as the issue has become a collectors item in its own right. Grab yourself a copy whilst you have the chance! This is a second hand example but is in excellent used condition.

Pages: 19
Cover: Soft
Author: Kevin King & Dave Humphrey

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'So Many' A Folio Dedicated to All Who Served With Bomber Command 1939-45 - Click for the bigger picture Sold 'So Many' A Folio Dedicated to All Who Served With Bomber Command 1939-45

In 1990 a unique fine art folio was published entitled “So Few” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. This is the companion volume, published by W.H. Smith in 1995. This is an impressive hardback book containing 276 pages with many colour and black and white illustrations, letters and short biographies of 25 Bomber Command aircrew who are featured. It carries colour plates of the aircrews’ cherished memorabilia like Mae Wests, Irvin jackets, flying helmets and other related wartime ephemera. The book was compiled in association with the Royal Air force Benevolent Fund as a tribute to the pilots, navigators, bomb-aimers, signallers, flight engineers and air gunners in Bomber Command in World War Two 1939 - 1945. This book profiles the selected aircrew with silhouettes of each of them in 1995, a photograph, where possible, taken during the war, a facsimile of a written reminiscence and a colour photograph of their memorabilia. We have a copy in our own library here, as well as the companion volume and we would commend to anyone with an interest in or association with Bomber Command. Whilst the fighter boys have tended to attract the most attention post war it must be remembered Bomber Command suffered a higher casualty rate than any other part of the British military in World War Two and my own late Father served as a pilot with the Command and beat the odds, largely as a result of being captured in 1941. This is a large coffee table style book measures 13 1/4” x 9 1/2” (34 cms x 24 cms) and weighs in at 1.8 Kilos. Condition is excellent although the dust cover is slightly sunned and has a minor tear but inside the condition is hard to fault.

Pages: 276
Cover: Hard
Author: Michael Pierce, John Golley & Bill G

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Flight Equipment of the RAF 1920-1945 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Flight Equipment of the RAF 1920-1945

This booklet is described as ‘A Quick Reference Guide for Collectors' and was put together by Kevin King & Dave Humphrey and Edited by A.J.Marriott-Smith. It is fully illustrated with 66 black and white photographs and it also has an invaluable section covering RAF Stores Clothing issue numbers from 22C/1 (Belts, Life Saving, Self Inflating, Type A) through to 22C/1070 (Backpack for Overall, Flying, Lightweight) which of course is more commonly known as the Beadon Suit. Whilst in no way is this meant to be a comprehensive listing it is a most useful booklet for any serious collector of RAF flight clothing to have on his shelf. I was chatting to Kevin King a while back about his book and he told me it was now so scarce even he did not have a copy himself! Sadly these now change hands for significantly more than the 1990 published price as the issue has become a collectors item in its own right. Grab yourself a copy whilst you have the chance! This is a second hand example but is in excellent used condition.

Pages: 19
Cover: Soft
Author: Kevin King & Dave Humphrey

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Aeronautica An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors - Click for the bigger picture Sold Aeronautica An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors

A small but useful guide covering Military and Naval Air Force collectables from 1914 to 1984. The book is written by A.J.Marriott-Smith and was published in 1989. It provides 64 pages of information and is interesting in providing a guide to the values current a quarter of a century ago! The book is fully illustrated with a mass of photographs and covers everything from flight clothing and equipment, escape items, ephemera, badges, aircraft parts and even an RAF Fire Streak missile! This copy is in excellent condition and despite its age is a good general guide to anyone setting out on collecting aviation memorabilia.

Pages: 64
Cover: Hard
Author: A.J.Marriott-Smith

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Sotheby's Historic Aircraft & Aeronautica Auction Catalogue - Click for the bigger picture Sold Sotheby's Historic Aircraft & Aeronautica Auction Catalogue

A good used example relating to Sotheby's classic aviation sale held at Summers Place, Billingshurst on 26th & 29th November 1994. This covers a wide range of aviation collectables with some good photographic illustrations including a 1940 scramble bell, a sector clock, a fighter grip, log books, medals and even a full size relica V-1 flying bomb! The aircraft section with photographs in colour and black and white details some classic airframes including Harvard, Canberra, Hunter and an airworthy ex PRU Spitfire Mk X1X of the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. The estimate was £350, 000- £450, 000. How values have changed over the last 21 years! A great reference catalogue to have on the bookshelf. The pages are all in clean condition and the catalogue has not been written in. Sales estimates are shown but we do not have a record of prices realised.

Pages: 92
Cover: Soft
Author: Sotheby's

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Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps - Click for the bigger picture Sold Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps

A good used example of the 4th edition published in 1962 by Ian Allan and compiled by John W.R.Taylor. It is appropriate to be listing this copy now as it features a fine period picture of an Avro Vulcan on the cover and it is this month (October 2015) that Vulcan XH558 will be making her last ever flight, 62 years after her first! Opening the pages of this booklet is like going back in time. It goes into some detail of how the RAF and was organised over 50 years ago and details the aircraft they operated then. It covers the various commands, training, methods of entry, aircraft colours and a section on ranks, badges and insignia. This in turn leads onto a wealth of black and white photographs of the aircraft operated at that time and leading off with the Avro Vulcan which first flew on 3rd September 1953. It concludes with a tantalising glimpse of the Hawker P.1127 vertical take off strike fighter which went on to serve with distinction as the Harrier. Less satisfactory is a mention of the Vickers/English Electric TSR-2 bomber which ‘will combine Mach 2 performance with the ability to operate from very short airstrips’.Or not. The back cover featured an advertisement for Airfix model aircraft which back in 1962 I was a prime customer! 64 pages of nostalgia at a very modest price!

Pages: 64
Cover: Soft
Author: J.W.R.Taylor

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The RAF 'GEN BOOK' - Click for the bigger picture Sold The RAF 'GEN BOOK'

Here, at Oldnautibits HQ, we get to see all sorts of items and this little booklet entitled "The RAF Gen Book of Service Slang", has caused us much amusement!

We understand that the book was compiled by Ernest L. Howard-Williams, who used the pseudonym "HW" - "HW" was a serving WWII RAF Officer when he compiled the book. The inside cover is named to "D. Billingham - Xmas 1945". The book contains an alphabetical guide to WWII RAF slang, together with a range of cartoons that illustrate the meaning of many of the expressions.

What makes this copy rather special is someone, perhaps D.Billingham himself, has hand coloured all the illustrations. In addition, in the "gen" listings he has added in pencil some more of his own like "Twilight.... See Passion Killers", which are also featured in one of the cartoons! Another addition is Penguin - a rank without wings, or in other words non aircrew personnel. Other examples are a "Fizzer", who was a good looking girl, or a perfect landing, a "Target for Tonight" is a girlfriend, a "Devil Dodger" is the RAF Chaplin. Confusingly, both "Blackouts" and "Passion Killers" are WAAF's knickers! A "Jeep" is apparently a local girl, or a small runabout, or possibly both?

This paperback booklet shows some wear commensurate with age, but generally very good and, as we have said, has caused a lot of amusement here in the Oldnautibits HQ! With the festive season on us before very long, this would be an excellent unique stocking filler at a modest price. Click the cycling images above, to see the Slideshow

Pages: 32
Cover: Soft
Author: Ernest L. Howard-Williams,

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Marching or Flying by Night Without a Compass - Click for the bigger picture Sold Marching or Flying by Night Without a Compass

We spotted this modest volume on our travels recently and could not resist it! A very interesting and informative book by Colonel W.A.Tilney, first published in 1915, to aid both soldiers and aviators to find their way home when caught behind enemy lines or over enemy territory. Entitled " Marching or Flying by Night Without a Compass " this soft back example is the 11th edition published in 1940 when no doubt WW11 aviators and ground troops found it equally useful in the days long before GPS! It is in very good used condition and is named on the cover to E.P.Jones. It includes a ‘Timetable of Directional Stars’ for every month of the year and can be used between Latitudes 40 Degrees North - 55 Degrees North. In the introduction Col Tilney states ‘On the conclusion of hostilities in the Great war after the system had been tried and tested hundreds of men serving under my command owe their lives and liberty to this simple process’! The booklet contains fold out maps at the back showing stars in the north and south end of the heavenly dome as well as summer, autumn winter and spring direction stars as per the photographs. Would enhance any collection. Measures 6” x 3.5” (15 cm x 9 cm)

Pages: 57
Cover: Soft
Author: Colonel W.A.Tilney

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Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrika Korps - Click for the bigger picture Sold Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrika Korps

In excellent condition and complete with dust cover. This volume was published in 1996 and details all of the Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrika Korps as well as the Wehrmacht personnel who served in the North African campaign. Each recipient is given a complete page as well as a full page WWII era photograph.

Pages: 351
Cover: Hard
Author: Franz Kurowski

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HMS Victorious Commissioning Book 1966-1967 - Click for the bigger picture Sold HMS Victorious Commissioning Book 1966-1967

Another commissioning book published by Gale & Polden Portsmouth. The cover shows age staining and fading front and back and the spine shows wear. Despite this the 99 pages are clean and this historic book is perfectly readable despite the passing years. Masses of photographs and cartoons and a comprehensive record of life on board this famous carrier during ‘the swinging sixties’. If you or family members served on board at this time this is one from the bookshelf remembering the times when the Senior Service had proper fixed wing carriers in the Fleet!

Pages: 99
Cover: Hard
Author: Captain T.S.McIntosh & the Ships Company

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HMS Ark Royal 1970-1973 6th Commissioning Book - Click for the bigger picture Sold HMS Ark Royal 1970-1973 6th Commissioning Book

Privately Printed in 1973 and profusely illustrated with photographs & drawings. The maroon front and back cloth cover shows some age related rippling but inside the pages are very clean and the bindings firm. The book was published for the officers and ratings of the aircraft carrier ARK ROYAL and marks the ship's sixth commission between 1970 and 1973. Over this period she made four Mediterranean deployments, three voyages to the West Indies, and three cruises in the Norwegian Sea. The Cold War was still in being and the infamous KOTLIN incident took place. The Soviet destroyer was shadowing ARK ROYAL but came too close and collided with the carrier. The combined efforts of Royal Naval ships and the KOTLIN rescued five of the seven Russian sailors who fell overboard on impact. The commission also saw ARK ROYAL called upon to display her power at Belize, and she made visits to Florida and New York in addition to taking part in NATO exercises. A fine reminder of a fine ship and a perfect addition to the library of a crew member or their family.

Pages: 116
Cover: Hard
Author: Captain A.D.Cassidi, A.D.C. & The Sh

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The battle of Britain - Click for the bigger picture Sold The battle of Britain

This 50th-anniversary commemorative volume published in 1990, includes first-hand experiences of those engaged in the greatest air battle in history. The book, which is lavishly illustrated documents all aspects of the 1940 Battle of Britain. This on line feedback describes this book better than I can: ‘Without doubt this is the best introductory text on the Battle of Britain. It gives a very good narrative of the Battle and even the preliminary Phoney War and Battle of France. Major aircraft of the Battle and their armament are also included with technical descriptions, and cutaway illustrations. The book also covers tactics (especially those of the RAF from group down to squadron level, and how Sector Controllers marshalled the Battle), the RAF's use of RDF (radar), a diary of the Battle, a roll of RAF aircrew involved, and all of this is supplemented with a vast amount of very good period photographs. Overall a marvellous book which should be the first port of call for any reader wishing to learn about this most pivotal of air battles. Very highly recommended’. In addition to all this many of 208 pages illustrate in significant detail the flight clothing and equipment used by both the RAF and Luftwaffe back in the summer of 1940. So all in all an excellent volume for both the historian or aviation collector to add to the library. The dust cover has minor marks but all in all and excellent example.

Pages: 208
Cover: Hard
Author: Richard Townshend Bickers

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The Men of The Battle of Britain - Click for the bigger picture Sold The Men of The Battle of Britain

Men of the Battle of Britain was first published in 1989. This is a second edition published in 1999 to commemorate the 60th anniversary. It acknowledged worldwide as the standard work of reference giving career details of the Allied airmen who qualified for the “immediate” award of the 1939-1945 Star with Battle of Britain Clasp. The book records the service details of the airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in considerable detail including their RAF service numbers. Where known, postings and their dates are included, as well as promotions, decorations and successes claimed flying against the enemy. There is also much personal detail, often including dates and places of birth, civilian occupations, dates of death and place of burial or, for those with no known grave, place of commemoration. There are many wartime head-and-shoulders photographs. Inevitably the high achievers who survived tend to have the longest entries, but those who were killed very quickly, sometimes even on their first sortie, are given equal status. The author KENNETH G. WYNN was born in London and was at school there during the Battle of Britain. He later served in the RAF, before moving to New Zealand, where he has lived for many years. He has written books on New Zealand holders of the Battle of Britain Clasp, the Charge of the Light Brigade and U-boats. This is a book I have had in my own library for many years and would commend it to anyone with a serious interest in the men behind the most important air battle in history. Amazon currently have just 4 copies of this hard to find edition second hand at prices from £120-£200. We have just this one example here and at a significant saving! Our example is second hand but looks to be in virtually as new condition even down to the dust cover.

Pages: 585
Cover: Hard
Author: Kenneth G.Wynn

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Luftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Equipment of the Air War 1939-45 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Equipment of the Air War 1939-45

The companion volume to the above examining the development and use of personal flying equipment in WWII. Covers a wide variety of equipment including parachutes, life preservers, escape equipment and weapons of self defence. Superbly illustrated throughout and another reference book we use on a daily basis. Thoroughly recommended.

Pages: 144
Cover: Hard
Author: Mick J. Prodger

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Luftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Clothing of the Air War 1939-45 - Click for the bigger picture Sold Luftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Clothing of the Air War 1939-45

This is our bible in the office! Detailed examination of RAF and Luftwaffe flight jackets, suits, headgear and other items worn by the opposing sides in WWII. Superbly illustrated, mainly in full colour with many period photographs. An indispensable reference book for all aviation enthusiasts.

Pages: 160
Cover: Hard
Author: Mick J. Prodger

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Aircraft Recognition - Click for the bigger picture Sold Aircraft Recognition

First published in 1941, this is a revised edition of 1943. Interestingly on the opening page a note states "Leave this book at a post office when you have finished it, so men and women of the services may enjoy it too!" No mention is made of enemy agents who clearly would have gleaned much from the 192 pages which are packed full of illustrations and line drawings. The volume covers both allied and axis aircraft types current in the mid years of WWII. Minor age wear.

Pages: 192
Cover: Soft
Author: R. A. Saville-Sneath

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Gear Up! Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in WWII - Click for the bigger picture Sold Gear Up! Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in WWII

Provides an in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by the USAAF in WWII. It also illustrates the RAF gear used by US Airmen. Profusely illustrated in full colour and black and white. An indispensable reference for all USAAF collectors.

Pages: 184
Cover: Hard
Author: Jon A. Maguire

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Vintage Flying Helmets - Aviation Headgear before the Jet Age - Click for the bigger picture Sold Vintage Flying Helmets - Aviation Headgear before the Jet Age

The history and development of Flying Headgear from the earliest exploits of the Wright Bros. to the end of WWII. Over a thousand photographs detailing 650 different items including helmets, goggles, oxygen masks and accessories. This is the bible for flying headgear.

Pages: 336
Cover: Hard
Author: Mick J. Prodger

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Fighter Pilot - Click for the bigger picture Sold Fighter Pilot

This is a first edition and a personal record of the Battle of France. It was written anonymously when published in 1941 as the author was very much in the front line, serving with no. 1 Squadron. The author was subsequently killed in action and his name was released as Paul Richey. This gripping book is a personal account of the Battle of France from September 1939 to June 1940 when the author was flying Hawker Hurricanes. The book is perfusely illustrated with original black and white photographs of his fellow pilots Killy, Prosser, Boy, Moses, the Doc and others! It also has pictures of the aircraft, airfields and combat. The book has its original dust jacket with just minor damage and is in generally very good condition. A great read as well as an excellent reference book for the aviation collector.

Pages: 122
Cover: Hard
Author: Anonymous

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The Last Enemy - Click for the bigger picture Sold The Last Enemy

This is a first edition, published in 1942 shortly before Richard Hilary's untimely death in a flying accident. A classic fighter pilot's story and covers his training and the Battle of Britain when he suffered severe burns to his face and hands and underwent plastic surgery under the pioneering surgeon Archibold McIndoe, thus becoming one of his very early "guinea pigs". The book is with the original dust cover which shows some wear but is protected by a protective jacket. Generally in good overall condition.

Pages: 221
Cover: Hard
Author: Richard Hilary

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Combat Flying Equipment - Click for the bigger picture Sold Combat Flying Equipment

A superb first edition covering U.S. Army Aviators' personal equipment from 1917-1945. Published in 1989 and is profusely illustrated with period black and white photographs and diagrams. Covers oxygen equipment, parachutes, armour, pressure suits and survival items. A great reference book for all USAAF collectors and getting hard to find. In excellent used condition.

Pages: 244
Cover: Hard
Author: C. G. Sweeping

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RAF Pocket Book 1937 - Click for the bigger picture Sold RAF Pocket Book 1937

Air Ministry designation A.P.1081 and while dated 1937 on the cover, this edition was published in 1939. It covers an absolute wealth of information, including Arrest and Custody Procedures, Digging Latrines and Forced Landings on the Sea! It also includes a wealth of fold out diagrams and pictures and it must have been an invaluable reference to RAF personnel in WWII, but also makes very interesting reading nearly 70 years later. Minor service wear to the cover, but overall in very good condition.

Pages: 320
Cover: Hard
Author: Air Ministry

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'Over to You' - Click for the bigger picture Sold 'Over to You'

News Broadcasts by the RAF published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1943 First Edition, very good condition.

Pages: 112
Cover: Soft
Author: His Majesty's Stationery Office

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