SIGNED EDITION. The Air Battle For Malta: The Diaries Of A Fighter Pilot By Lord James Douglas-Hamilton. With Introduction By Laddie Lucas

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This book provides an intriguing and realistic account of the struggle for the possession of Malta during World War II. The air battle raged for two and a half years during which time 14,000 tons of bombs were dropped on a defiant population. The history is based on the diaries of Lord David Douglas-Hamilton, the author’s uncle, who was the leader of a Spitfire squadron that defended the island during the worst of the crisis

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Hardback binding in publisher’s original cinnamon paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½” x 5½”. Contains 208 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout, cinnamon end papers. Book in Fine condition artwork dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Provided and valued by a member of the PBFA. Signed Copy. Hardback. Per-owned. Published by Mainstream Publishing Company 1981