The War That Never Was
Book No. : 020093
Author: Dudgeon, Air-Vice-Marshal Tony
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Airlife Publishing Ltd
Availability: In Stock
No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with very slight creasing to edges and a fair amount of fine indentation. 186pp.
The true but largely unknown story of a fantastic RAF air victory against all the odds, and the events leading up to it. In 1941, the Germans encouraged a very powerful formation from the Iraqi Army to surround the RAF air base at Habbaniya in Southern Iraq. Their force should have been unstoppable but they were beaten back by a heavily outnumbered group of untrained pilots in their training planes over five days and nights of battle. It was thought that if the Germans had got a foothold in Iraq, the Allies might have lost the Second World War.