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Park – The biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park. Currently out of Stock

$39.90

This paper back edition is by the author Vincent Orange.

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Few officers in any of the services packed more action into their lives, and this book covers the whole of his career – youth in New Zealand, successes as an ace fighter pilot in World War I, postings to South America and Egypt, Battle of Britain, Command of the RAF in Malta 1942/43, and finally Allied Air Commander-in-Chief of SE Asia under Mountbatten in 1945.

His contribution to victory and peace was immense and this biography does much to shed light on the Big Wing controversy of 1940 and give insight into the war in Burma, 1945.  Drawn largely from unpublished sources and interviews with people who knew Park, and illustrated with maps and photographs, this is an authoritative biography of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes.

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