SQUADRON AIRBORNE : NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

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224 pages - 1958 - Used, acceptable
Written by a former R.A.F. ground crew, this fascinating novel describes a Squadron, a Station and both flying and ground crews during the Battle of Britain.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
Special features Dedicated copy, Reprint ( First published in 1955, Edition published in 1957 )
Condition Used, acceptable
Number of pages 224
Published date 1958
Language English
Size 12 x 18 x 2 cm
Author Elleston Trevor
Editor Pan Books Ltd.

Description

This is the story of one Squadron, one airfield, in the tense yet triumphant days of 1940. At R.A.F. Westhill men and machines are strained to the limit, but always at first light they are all on " top line " : Mason - " the Boss " - the calm, careworn C.O., the pilots, the armourers, the fitters, the aircraft hands, even Stuyckes the " new boy " who in the timelessness of continuous action becomes an " old boy " almost overnight. The long Summer days are filled with toil and tragedy. Every hour brings one man nearer death, another to the breaking point, another to the excitement of his first " kill ". There is no time for private fears and joys such as W.A.A.F.s Joan and Daisy share, for scarcely has the last machine been checked and refuelled than the Tannoy again calls : Squadron on Readiness ! Readiness !

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Elleston Trevor

Trevor Dudley Smith ( or Dudley - Smith, February 17th, 1920 - July 21st, 1995 ) was born in Bromley ( Kent, England ) to alcoholic parents. He hated his preparatory school, Yardley Court ( Tonbridge, Kent ), where he was beaten weekly for doing badly at Latin, and subsequently also disliked Sevenoaks School ( Sevenoaks, Kent ).


He did not attend university, having been apprenticed as a racing driver and then joined the R.A.F. He was not allowed to fly because of  an eye defect that made him hypersensitive to sunlight. He then was trained as an Engineer, working on Spitfires for the duration of the Second World War. He also wrote prolifically, having several story - books for children published while still serving in the R.A.F.


After the war, Trevor Dudley Smith eventually changed his name to Elleston Trevor, and used to live in Roedean ( by Brighton, Sussex, England ). In the 1950s, he was a bestselling author of military adventure stories, published mainly, at that stage, by Heinemann. He used to write under several pseudonyms : Simon Rattray, Howard North, Roger Fitzalan, Mansell Black, Trevor Burgess, Warwick Scott, Caesar Smith, Lesley Stone and Adam Hall.


His spy writing started in the early 1960s and he was often described in the blurb to his paperbacks as " Adam Hall, the mystery author of international bestsellerdom ", in classic 1960's fashion. Elleston Trevor moved to continental Europe where he stayed for 15 years ( in both Spain and France ). Proficient in karate, he also enjoyed flying kites and racing miniature cars.


In 1973, he moved to the United States, where he lived in Phoenix ( Arizona ) and where he died of cancer. Elleston Trevor truely was a prolific author, and has published the following titles : Over the Wall ( as Trevor Dudley Smith, 1943 ), The Immortal Error ( as Elleston Trevor, 1946 ), The Killing Ground ( as Elleston Trevor, 1956 ), The Volcanoes of San Domingo ( as Adam Hall, 1963 ), The 9th Directive ( Quiller series as Adam Hall, 1966 ), Expressway ( as Howard North, 1973 ), Riviera Story ( as Lesley Stone, 1987 ), Flycatcher ( as Elleston Trevor, 1994 ).


( source : Wikipedia, www.quiller.net )

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