“Bird Up”; A Tale of Wartime Archie. Absorbing incidents in the trail of the Anti-Aircraft Forces. "SPOTTER"
“Bird Up”; A Tale of Wartime Archie. Absorbing incidents in the trail of the Anti-Aircraft Forces.
“Bird Up”; A Tale of Wartime Archie. Absorbing incidents in the trail of the Anti-Aircraft Forces.

“Bird Up”; A Tale of Wartime Archie. Absorbing incidents in the trail of the Anti-Aircraft Forces.

London: Alexander-Ouseley Limited, circa 1930. First Edition. Octavo, frontispiece, 318 pp.; old ownership inscription to front endpaper, cloth stained, internally clean and unmarked, a sound copy of a hard to find book. Item #11

The anonymous author presents a fictional memoir, but possibly unique and rare account, of the British naval and military anti-aircraft service in England, France, and Belgium during the Great War. Interesting depiction of anti-aircraft defence against the Zeppelin air raids on England. Much interesting detail about the training of AA units followed by a fictionalized depiction of their deployment and action. The author was most certainly stationed on Home Defence in London followed by service on the Western Front until demobilization in 1919. Rare.

Price (AUD): $150.00

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