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This is a scarce book from 1949, written to document the history of the Polish Air Force in WW2. It is based on combat reports, squadron diaries & personal narratives. It is illustrated with many rare photographs and runs to 400 pages. This copy has been beautifully inscribed in 1956 to someone who supported the Polish Air Force Association and has been signed by Ludomil Rayski, the President of the association in 1956. Rayski was a WW1 Pilot and became Commander of the Polish Air Force from 1936 -1939 and is credited with modernising the Polish Air Force. He eventually escaped to England in WW2. The book also contains an original portrait drawing by Steve Teasdale of Polish Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilot Ludwik Martel. The drawing is signed by Mattel who flew with 54 & 603 Sqn during the Battle of Britain. Also included is a large glossy bookplate bearing the pencil signatures of 7 Polish Spitfire pilots and an RAF fighter instructor who trained many of the famous Polish fighter pilots who served so bravely throughout the war. The book is in remarkable condition and includes the rare dust jacket with only a few small pieces missing. The book is browning in places and there is spotting visible on the page ends when the book is closed. This is a unique piece of Polish Air Force history.

Polish Multiple Signed Destiny Can Wait 1949 Remarqued Pencil DrawingVery scarce

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