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Synopsis: Britain and its civilian population suffered greatly from German air attacks during World War II, both from the conventional air raids of the Battle of Britain and the V1 and V2 rocket attacks late in the war. Most accounts of these actions emphasize the experiences of the military forces. Charles Whiting, one of Europe's most popular military authors, concentrates on the suffering and resistance of Britain's civilian population in this heavily illustrated account, covering both London and the large industrial cities of the North.
About the Author: Born in the Bootham area of York, England, he was a pupil at the prestigious Nunthorpe Grammar School, leaving at the age of 16 to join the British Army by lying about his age. Keen to be in on the wartime action, Whiting was attached to the 52nd Reconnaissance Regiment and by the age of 18 saw duty as a sergeant in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany in the latter stages of World War II. While still a soldier, he observed conflicts between the highest-ranking British and American generals which he would write about extensively in later years. After the war, he stayed on in Germany completing his A-levels via correspondence course and teaching English before being enrolled at Leeds University reading History and German Language. As an undergraduate he was afforded opportunities for study at several European universities and, after gaining his degree, would go on to become an assistant professor of history. Elsewhere, Whiting held a variety of jobs which included working as a translator for a German chemical factory and spells as a publicist, a correspondent for The Times and feature writer for such diverse magazines as International Review of Linguistics, Soldier and Playboy. His first novel was written while still an undergraduate, was published in 1954 and by 1958 had been followed by three wartime thrillers. Between 1960 and 2007 Charles went on to write over 350 titles, including 70 non-fiction titles covering varied topics from the Nazi intelligence service to British Regiments during World War II. Charles Henry Whiting, author and military historian died on July 24 2007, leaving his wife and son.
Title: Britain Under Fire
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Book Condition: New
Book Description Pen & Sword Books Ltd 01/01/1999, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 118368
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Book Description Leo Cooper, Yorkshire, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. 208 pages illustrated with many b&w photographs bound in red covers 9 1/2" tall. Both book and wrapper are in almost as new condition. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 042278
Book Description Pen & Sword, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Hardback; fine in fine dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 208 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 35566
Book Description Leo Cooper, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback with red cloth boards in very good+ condition. Clipped dustwrapper in very good condition. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery. No quibble refund if not entirely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 23168
Book Description Leo Cooper, Barnsley South Yorkshire, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in Publisher's original red coloured cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket which has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Not price clipped with NO previous ownership inscriptions present.The dust-jacket remains clean and bright with NO dustiness or marks and with NO sunning or fading to spine.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is NO leaning or rolling to spine.Stunning copy for the collector of this title which was acquired from a large and impressive collection of Military History with a particular emphasis on Aviation.Illustrated throughout in black and white.8vo 208pp First Edition 1st Impression. Bookseller Inventory # 52839
Book Description Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 1999. hard back. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, price-clipped. 1st edition. 208pp. Pictorial d.j. Size: large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # V437
Book Description Leo Cooper/Pen and Sword 1st printing, Barnsley, 1999. 208 p., photos, map, sources, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52640