DUEL in the DARK

The sequel to 'Duel of Eagles'

Signed by Peter Townsend

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    Inscribed, signed and dated by Peter Townsend

    Published by Harrap. First Edition 1986.  224 pages and well illustrated with photographs.

    Fine Condition hardback book in Fine condition dustjacket. A very pleasing copy.

    The sequel to Peter Townsend’s best selling book ‘Duel of Eagles’ is about the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.  In the preface Peter Townsend writes:  The day fighter squadron, No 85, that I had led during the day battle was in the autumn of 1940 abruptly assigned to the role of night fighter squadron.  I tell the story here of how we in the night fighter defences – in the face of formidable technical and weather problems – tried, with little success at first, to help stem the nine month long German Night Blitz”.

    The author’s own role is interwoven with the experiences of a typical London family and this is a well written account of the less well known but equally vital part of the Battle of Britain.

    A very scarce signed copy of Peter Townsend’s lesser known memoir.