A biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL

Vincent Orange, Author

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Vincent Orange, Author
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"[This book] sheds new light on the famous Big Wings controversy of 1940 and gives fresh insight into how war was waged in Burma in 1945 and how the huge problems remaining after the sudden end of the war were dealt with. Drawn largely from unpublished sources and interviews with men and women who knew [Keith] Park, and illustrated with maps and photographs, this is an authoritative and long-awaited biography of one of the world's greatest unsung heroes." - book jacket

Contents: Introduction by Nigel Nicholson / part one 1892-1936: prologue - an undistinguished young man, 1892-1914 / artilleryman: Gallipoli and the Western Front, 1915-1916 / fighter pilot, 1917 / 'Major Sparks', 1918 / the hardest time, 1918-1926 / a little golden age, 1926-1934 / South American opportunity, 1934-1936 / part two 1937-1940: preparing a defence, 1937-1940 / a 'possible but unlikely evacuation': Dunkirk, 1940 / the Battle of Britain: meeting them / the Battle of Britain: Big Wings / the Battle of Britain: the whirligig of time / part three 1941-1946: flying training command, 1941 / Malta besieged, 1942 / Malta offensive, 1943 / Egypt, 1944 / South-East Asia Command: the Winning Card, 1945 / South-East Asia Command: troubled days of peace, 1945-1946 / South-East Asia Command: paper battles, 1945-1951 / part four 1946-1975: end of a career, 1946 / Argentina revisited, 1947 / his first, best country, 1948-1975 / epilogue: straight and true / notes / bibliography / index
Other Name
Park : the biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL
Physical Description
301 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. , maps , portraits ; 24 cm.
With all good wishes for MOTAT & Harold Stone.
Vincent Orange.
14 February 1985 Inscribed
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Vincent Orange. 1984. A biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL, 89-077. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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