Author:Norman Franks.

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Image for Beyond Courage: Air Sea Rescue by Walrus Squadrons in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas 1942-1945.

Beyond Courage: Air Sea Rescue by Walrus Squadrons in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas 1942-1945.

By: Norman Franks.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Grub Street Publishing, 2003


Hardback, As New, with dust wrapper, As New. With b&w illustrations and index. This book covers the adventures of 283, 284, 293 and 294 Walrus Squadrons, operating from North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Sardinia. The pilots, like their counterparts in England, knew of the dangers of landing on the sea. It was a daunting task attempting to rescue downed airmen as they had often to operate in bad weather, and near hostile coasts. Airmen who were bobbing about in dinghies,... View more info

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The War Diaries of Neville Duke, 1941-1944.

By: Franks, Norman.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Grub Street, 1995. 1898697167, 1995

Edition: 1st Edition


Hardback in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First Edition. SCARCE SIGNED COPY, pp218, with appendices, maps and index.An intriguing record of a young fighter pilot before he achieved fame as a test pilot. Wherever he was - Biggin Hill, North Africa or Italy - Neville Duke, against standing orders, kept an almost daily diary. Norman Franks was granted complete access to them, and provides here an edited version set within the context... View more info