FIRST EDITION 1944. Grand Barrage – 4th In The Gun Buster Series By Gun Buster

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Gun Buster was the pseudonymous author of a series of novels about the British exploits in World War II. His works have been attributed to John Charles Austin and his son, Captain Richard Campion Austin (1912–2001), who was a captain in the Royal Artillery. A review in The Mercury read: “Much has been written about Malta’s war ordeal, but I doubt if anyone has done the job so successfully as ‘Gun Buster in his fourth war book, Grand Barrage. … I consider [it], one of the best war books I have read…”

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First Edition hard back binding in publisher’s original toffee cloth cover, burgundy title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 7.5 x 5.25″. The author’s fourth novel of the war based around severe enemy raids on Malta. Contains 186 (+II) printed pages of text. Very good condition book in very good condition panoramic dust wrapper showing enemy raid on Malta, reproduced from the painting by Harold Forster, by kind permission of Odhams Press Ltd. Not price clipped, 6/-. Pre-owned. Provided and valued by a member of PBFA. Hardcover. Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London 1944