Item #2881 Nine Lives by Group Captain Alan C. Deere D.S.O., O.B.E., D.F.C. With a foreword by Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G. Alan C. DEERE.

Nine Lives by Group Captain Alan C. Deere D.S.O., O.B.E., D.F.C. With a foreword by Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1959. Octavo, original red cloth, 262 pp., frontispiece and numerous plates. Rubbed at spine ends, some foxing, otherwise a good copy. Third impression of the first edition.

A personal autobiographical account by the famous New Zealand born fighter pilot Captain Alan Deere. Contains good accounts of the air war over Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. Recipient of the Croix de Guerre, Deere official score by 1943 was impressive: 22 enemy planes destroyed, another 10 probable hits, and 18 damaged. This book is now a classic autobiographical account of the Battle of Britain. Item #2881

Price (AUD): $80.00

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