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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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    Colin Ford
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    No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force 1940-1946
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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.
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 18th October 2020 at 19:34.

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