A RUDDY AWFUL WASTE: Eric Lock DSO, DFC and BAR. The Brief Life of a Battle of Britain Fighter Ace

By: Brew, Steve, with Bradbury, Mike

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xvii, + 246pp., front and rear endpaper portrait of this British fighter ace, two unpaginated b/white plate sections (photographs: archival and private sources), plus intext tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped backstrip. Plain blue boards ditto bumped. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected lightly edgeworn only. This book tells the amazing story of British WW2 fighter ace, Eric Lock DSO, DFC and BAR, who joined his first operational unit, 41 Squadron, in late June, 1940, just prior to the Battle of Britain commencement. Showing incredible skill as a fighter pilot, he went on to claim twenty confirmed victories in that battle. despite serious wounds requiring six months recuperation, he returned to combat operations with 611 Squadron in summer, 1941, but sadly was lost when he failed to return from a patrol to France, just six months later . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Preface, Foreword, Introduction, 9 chapters, Appendices (concise biography, Victory claims, Lock family, Meyers family), Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 760g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.

Title: A RUDDY AWFUL WASTE: Eric Lock DSO, DFC and BAR. The Brief Life of a Battle of Britain Fighter Ace

Author Name: Brew, Steve, with Bradbury, Mike

Categories: Military History, Military Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Hitchin, Herts., U.K., Fighting Hire Ltd.: 2016

ISBN Number: 0993415237

ISBN Number 13: 9780993415234

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013191

Keywords: Military Biography, Great Britain, RAF, Battle of Britain (History), Fighter Aces, Lock, Eric Stanley (1919-1941), Brew, Steve