TWELVE DAYS in MAY
The Air Battle for France, 10~21 May 1940
Signed on the Title Page by
Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC* AFC
Air Vice-Marshal H ‘Birdy’ Bird-Wilson CBE DSO DFC* AFC*
Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC*
Grub Street First edition 1995. 228 pages and well illustrated with photos and maps.
Fine condition hardback book in a Fine condition dustjacket. Clean, bright and tight. Nearly as new.
A comprehensive and superb account of the fast, furious and deadly air battles over France and the Low Countries as the German war machine swept westwards towards the Channel coast. With some 3500 aircraft, including over 1000 fighters, they were a battle hardened and formidable force. Vastly outnumbered and fighting a desperate defensive battle, in twelve frantic and exhausting days, the RAF claimed almost 500 victories for the loss of more than 200 Hurricanes as a result of combat and the RAF gained its first aces.
Dennis David, ‘Birdy’ Bird-Wilson and Pete Brothers were all involved in the air fighting and scored their first victories at the start of their distinguished RAF careers. They are all featured in this book.
An excellent reference book enhanced by some great signatures.