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A Contemporary Account of the Battle of Britain

Signed by Flight Lieutenant David Crook DFC

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    Signed by Flight Lieutenant David Crook DFC
    on the frontispiece portrait
    ‘With best wishes’
     dated 22 April 1944

    Published by Faber and Faber.  First edition, 4th impression February 1943

    In Near Fine condition despite the age of book and wartime paper standards. It has a Near Fine, bright dust jacket which is complete and smart in a protective cover. A really nice copy of this classic book.

    David Crook, a pre-war Auxiliary, recounts his experiences flying with 609 (West Riding) Squadron in 1940 and ’41. During his first tour, with which this book deals, he was credited with 7 victories. Apparently, most of the book was written while waiting at ‘readiness’.  After being rested he returned to operations and brought his score to 12½. He was listed as Missing In Action on 18 December 1944 aged 30 whilst on a high level photographic sortie.

    One of the most collectable signed Battle of Britain memoirs, and this is a particularly well preserved copy.