Flames in the Sky … Translated by Oliver Berthoud

CLOSTERMANN, Pierre. Flames in the Sky … Translated by Oliver Berthoud.

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CLOSTERMANN, Pierre. Flames in the Sky … Translated by Oliver Berthoud London, Chatto and Windus, 1952.

8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust jacket (not price-clipped); pp. 199; apart from light offsetting from paste-downs a fine copy.
First English edition, second impression. The war autobiography of Pierre Henri Clostermann, French flying ace in the second world war, The Big Show (1951)had been an instantaneous success. Over the course of his wartime career, he earned a wide array of commendations and decorations including the French Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Service Cross (USA), Silver Star (USA), and the Air Medal (USA). In this new book he examines highlight of the ait war from all over the globe, from the air attack on Warsaw to Pearl Harbour.

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