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Double-Decker C.666

Double-Decker C.666

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DOUBLE-DECKER C.666

Hauptmann Heydemarck

JOHN HAMILTON LTD, London, 1931


Double-Decker C.666 is WW1 German air force officer Hauptmann Heydemarck's classic memoir of aerial combat over the Western Front. It tells the story of Heydemarck and his comrade Engemann and their dangerous long-distance missions to bomb French aerodromes and munitions dumps, and photograph enemy positions, while running the gauntlet of "Archie" ant-aircraft fire and hostile fighters. A rare glimpse into the life of German aircrew in WW1, Double-Decker C.666 was a great success when first published in Germany, selling over 100,000 copies. The book is very well illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Complete with the rare original illustrated dust jacket.

Condition:

In good condition. The boards are in good condition, with some marks and minor signs of wear. The original illustrated dust jacket has a couple of sections missing at the top edges and spine and general signs of wear. It has been carefully repaired and is now protected by a removable archival film cover. The binding and hinges are good and secure. The text is in good condition. The photographs and illustrations are in good condition. There is a neat ink signature dated '13/12/32' on the front endpaper.

Published: 1931
Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings
Red boards in original illustrated dust jacket
Dimensions: 150mm x 220mm
Pages: 207