By CF Rawnsley & Robert Wright
Signed by John Cunningham
Signed by John Cunningham on the title page
Collins First edition, second impression, April 1957. 382 pages and well illustrated with photographs.
Very Good condition book and Very Good condition dustjacket with some light spotting to the endpapers and dustjacket. The inside is clean and it looks good in its protective wrapper.
Jimmy Rawnsley served as air-gunner and then as navigator to John Cunningham, the leading night fighter pilot of the Second World War, and remained so almost to the end. Robert Wright was also a Radar Operator on 604 squadron and this classic book describes their experiences on their night interceptions during and after the Battle of Britain.
Johnnie Johnson reviewed the book and wrote: ‘A great story: not only of night fighting but also of the hazards of seeking and stalking in the darkened skies. So entirely different from the quick thrust and parry of our own daylight duels against the Luftwaffe.’
This is the classic account of the night war over Britain neatly signed by the main subject of the book, John ‘Cats-eyes’ Cunningham.