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FRANKS, Norman L.R. Another Kind of Courage : Stories of the UK-Based Walrus Air-Sea Rescue Squadrons. London: Patrick Stephens Limited, (1994). FirstUK Printing. Pp. (4),-232, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue clo th with gilt lettering to spine. "It was not glamorous, or beautiful, but for downed airmen adrift in the seas around the United Kingdom during the Second World War, the sight and sound of the Walrus seaplane were as preciousas the gift of life itself. As they were hoisted aboard and flown back to dry land, they knew that the 'Shagbat' and its crew had enabled them to live and fight another day. As the RAF and USAAF increasingly took the fight to the enemy, ranging far and wide over the Low Countries, France, and Germany itself, the need for an effective air-sea rescue force became paramount.[...] From 1941 to 1945, the men and machines of the UK-based Walrus ASR s quadrons rescued or helped to rescue more than 1,300 downed airmen, many ofwhom would otherwise have perished in the icy cold waters. The courage of the men who came to their rescue, often in atrocious weather and under a hail of enemy fire, and always in the race against time, were of the highest order." - from the dj. With numerous appendices.Vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. Uncommon. 100.00
Title: Another Kind of Courage : Stories of the UK-Based Walrus Air-Sea Rescue Squadrons. 1st UK in dj.
Publisher: Patrick Stephens Limited, London, 1994, ISBN:1852604417:
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