Air Defence of Great Britain - John BushbyShepperton: Ian Allan Ltd, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with heavy tanning to the spine, stain to the foot of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little musty.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Exploded drawings; Appendices ;
From the cover: “With the problem of defending the United Kingdom against attack by manned bombers again exercising the planners in Whitehall, this book is a timely reminder of the relevant experience of the past. Air defence equipments change but principles do not whether the threat comes from the Zeppelin, the Gotha, the Heinkel, the flying-bomb or the latest Soviet swing-wing bomber.
Much new and hitherto security cloaked material is published for the first time including an inside account of how the British national defence system has developed since the last war. There is a graphic account of how our modern supersonic fighters intercept intruders.
John R. Bushby, author of Gunner’s Moon, has brought to Air Defence of Great Britain an intimate professional knowledge of the subject gained from many years as a regular officer of the Royal Air Force. Specialising in air defence and fighter control duties he conducted the first interception of a Soviet Bison probe into British air space in 1965. The result is a unique history of a fascinating aspect of air operations vital to national survival.
The book is enhanced with 16 pages of halftone illustrations.”