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301 pages - 2012 - Used, good condition
Drawn largely from unpublished sources and interviews with people who knew him, this is an authoritative biography of one of the world's greatest unsung heroes : Keith Park.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
Special features Dedicated copy, Reprint ( Originally published as Sir Keith Park by Methuen, 1984, reprinted in 2009, 2010, 2012 )
Condition Used, good condition
Number of pages 301
Published date 2012
Language English
Size 16 x 24 x 3 cm
Author Vincent Orange
Editor Grub Street

Description

( … ) As Commander of No. 11 Group, Fighter Command and responsible for the air defence of London and South - East England, Keith Park took charge of the day - to - day direction of the battle. In spotlighting his thoughts and actions during the crisis, the author reveals a man whose unfailing energy, courage and cool resourcefulness won not only supreme praise from Churchill but the lasting respect and admiration of all who served under him.

 

However, few officers in any of the services packed more action into their lives, and this book covers the whole of his career - youth in New Zealand, success as an Ace fighter pilot during the First World War, postings to South America and Egypt, Battle of Britain, Command of the R.A.F. in Malta ( 1942 - 1943 ), and finally Allied Air Commander - in - Chief of S.E. Asia under Mountbatten in 1945. ( ... )

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Vincent Orange

George Vincent Orange ( September 24th, 1935 - November 26th, 2012 ) was born in Shildon ( County Durham, England ). He was educated at St. Mary’s Grammar School in nearby Darlington ( County Durham ). 


He then served in the Royal Air Force ( R.A.F. ) from 1953 to 1956, after which he went to the University of Hull ( Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England ). Graduating with a Ph.D. ( Philosophiæ doctor : Doctor of Philosophy ), he emigrated to New Zealand in 1962, where he took up a position lecturing in History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch ( Ōtautahi, South Island ). 


His academic interests was the medieval period and the First and Second World Wars. He was considered to be a popular lecturer, teaching in an engaging style. After 40 years of teaching at the University of Canterbury, George V. Orange retired in 2002, by which time he was a reader. He later lectured at the New Zealand Defence Force's Command and Staff College, Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt ( near Wellington, Te Whanganui - a - Tara, North Island ). 


Married and stepfather of two children, he passed away at Christchurch, at the age of 77. 


George V. Orange had authored numerous articles and conference papers in addition to several books ( some co - authored ), including the following titles : Johnny Checketts : The Road to Biggin Hill ( 1987 ), Straight and Level ( with Kenneth Cross, 1993 ), Ensor's Endeavour : A Biography of Wing Commander Mick Ensor ( 1994 ), Tedder : Quietly in Command ( 2004 ), Dowding of Fighter Command : Victor of the Battle of Britain ( 2008 ), Churchill and His Airmen : Relationships, Intrigue and Policy Making, 1914 - 1945 ( 2013 ). 


( sources : Wikipedia, peoplepill.com, grubstreet.co.uk )

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