Winged Escort. First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed

By: REEMAN, Douglas.

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REEMAN, Douglas. Winged Escort. (London) : Hutchinson of London, (1975). First Edition. Pp [1]-286,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Myron J. Smith, War Story Guide : An Annotated Bibliography of Military Fiction 3248; Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1366a. “During the Second World War, the losses of ships and men in Allied convoys rose to such proportions that sinkings often far outpaced replacements. As the toll of ships mounted, the escort carrier was born. The escort carrier was a piece of everything. She had the hull of an uncompleted merchant ship, but had a flight deck and upperworks of a conventional carrier. These makeshift vessels, single-screwed and with only wooden flight-decks to protect them from dive-bombers performed miracles in every theatre of war. This is the story of one of them, HMS Growler, seen through the eyes of Tim Rowan, a naval pilot – a story which takes Growler through the long drawn out misery of Russian convoys tothe terrifying onslaught of Japanese Kamikaze in the Indian Ocean.” - from the dj. Very good in lightly nicked, front flap creased, unclipped dust ja cket. Signed, inscribed and dated (1994) by Reeman on the title page. 50.00

Title: Winged Escort. First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed

Author Name: REEMAN, Douglas.

Categories: 78,

Publisher: Hutchinson of London, London, 1975,:

Seller ID: 95462

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