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    Default CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    021683 - CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1 - Defeat in France to El Hamma 1939 - 1943

    Anyone got this book yet ?

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    Has it been published yet ?

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    Crecy says 30 September, Alex. Vol 2 out 30 October.

    http://www.crecy.co.uk/close-call-ra...ean-volume-vol

    Dave

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    Thanks, my local bookshop tells me that it is "out of print" which suggested that it was sold out.
    So is not yet available as not yet published , would that be right ?

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    Hello,

    Your book awaits you!

    https://www.bookworldws.co.uk/product/close-call/

    Col.

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    Thanks Col, but my local shop came up with it after all. Also it now seems that vol 2 is put back until next year.
    http://www.crecy.co.uk/close-call-ra...242442fd3bdc50

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    If someone does get a copy of this book, if they could please let us know what they think of its contents and possibly post up a scan of the contents page so we can get a better idea of what is covered. One of the things I wish more of the specialist aviation and history publishers would do for books of this type, is put up the proposed contents listing to help potential buyers get a better idea of what or is not covered in the contents of the book. Makes it all the more important at present when purchasing from overseas due to a lack of overseas distributors for some publishers and the current quoted cost of P&P is exceedingly high to purchase from the country of origin.

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    OK , ColFord,
    You make a good point.
    So here is what is under Contents.

    Preface........................................... ..page 6
    Introduction.....................................p age 9

    Chapters
    1 - Early history of British Air-land Co-operation................... Page 12
    2 - To War............................................... ...................................Page 27
    3 - Army Cooperation Command........................................... .Page 52
    4 - Evolution in Africa............................................ ..................Page 76
    5 - Crusader and Gazala............................................ .............Page 99
    6 - Alan Half a and El Alamein, August-November 1942.....Page 121
    7 - Operation Torch............................................. ...................Page 145
    - the Allied Invasion of North Africa, November 1942.
    8 - The Battle of El Hamma............................................. ......Page 164

    Appendices
    1 - Army and Air Force Structures.......................................P age 183
    2 - Characteristics of Weapons........................................... Page 190
    3 - Relevant Unit Codes for RAF, FAA,................................Page 195
    - Dominion Air Forces..Page 195 and for the USAAF.

    Glossary.......................................... .....................................Page 197
    Bibliography...................................... .................................. Page 198
    Index............................................. ........................................Page 202

    Inclues details of Army units and equipment as well.

    I have volume 2 on order due next year.
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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 11

    Close Call: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume II,
    Supposedly available from June .
    Anyone able to get a copy of this book yet ?
    Alex

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    Default Re: CLOSE CALL: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean Volume 1

    Last update to the projected publication date which happened about six weeks ago pushed it from 1 June 2022 to 15 June 2022. So barring supply chain delays, shipping delays, it should be published today with copies getting out to the various booksellers over the next few weeks. I will wait to see if that eventuates as I have had it on pre-order since late last year and the publication date has been repeatedly pushed back.
    Colin Ford
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