All sorts of strange things were invented during the Second World War - the Airborne Lifeboat was one of the more imaginative answers to the problem of how to rescue airmen who were forced to "ditch" in the North Sea and the Channel. This book is the culmination of more than nine years of research at places as diverse as the Public Record Office, the Royal Airforce Museum, Adastral House, the Imperial War Museum, and the National Newspaper Library, augmented by letters from interested people all over the world, personal interviews with designers, boatbuilders and ex-Servicemen.
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Book Description Stationery Office Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. All of our books without an ISBN number (normally pre-1970 in date) are described individually in detail. Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a reasonable condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. If the book is extremely heavy, we will need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. Bookseller Inventory # 28160
Book Description HMSO, London, MD, United Kingdom, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 045255
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Book Description HMSO, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. WE SPECIALIZE IN AVIATION BOOKS. 242 pages plus 14 pages of Prelims, well illustrated with B&W photographs and line drawing, and a colour frontispiece. The story of the Airborne Lifeboats, the frail almost-unsinkable twin-engined wooden boats equipped with survival equipment for 7 men. They were dropped into the sea by Warwicks, Liberators, Lancasters and Shackletons, providing a safe haven and a means of rescue for downed airmen. A compulsive history of the fabulous little craft that fell from the sky. Fine throughout in blue cloth, gold-embossed on spine, all in a Fine dust-jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1086
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Book Description HMSO 1st printing, London, 1994. xiv, 242 p., color frontis, photos, illus., appendices, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 44938
Book Description HMSO, London, 1994. First UK Edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 10, FINE/FINE CONDITION, xiv, 241 pages, many illustrations & drawings, appendices, index.----------------------------------- How do you design a frail, lightweight, almost unsinkable wooden boat with twin engines and survival equipment for seven men to drop into the sea at 20 feet per second, then prevent it from drifting away, have the parachutes automatically release and lifelines fired out to each side for survivors to grasp?These are some of the questions which are answered in this fascinating tale, the culmination of more than ten years of research. After 50 years it can be told – the stories of the fabulous but little-known wonder craft which fell from the skies. Bookseller Inventory # 33101
Book Description HMSO, London, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018868
Book Description HMSO, London, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bound in blue leather, this hardcover First Edition is Fine in Fine wrapper. Initials of author, with date, on title page. X1V/242pp with Foreward, Preface, 58 illustrations, 3 Appendices, Glossary, Tribute to Flt./Lt. George Lindsay and Index. Clean grey endpapers, unclipped wrapper, all FINE. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 005991