From North Africa to the Arakan, by Alan McGregor Peart

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From North Africa to the Arakan, by Alan McGregor Peart

From North Africa to the Arakan, by Alan McGregor Peart

Published by Grub Street in 2008, 222 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4152)

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From the inside front fly leaf: Alan Peart was born in New Zealand in 1922. He joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1941 and after training embarked for the UK. He flew on operations over Europe with 610 Squadron under the command of the legendary Johnnie Johnson
 
In November 1942 he was transferred to 81 in North Africa and saw considerable action in Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Italy, and teach of these campaigns is covered in revealing detail by the author. Later 81 Squadron was moved to India and Burma where Alan was again in the thick of the fighting.....
 
This book is an excellent first hand account of the air war in such varied theatres. The author writes of the appalling living conditions and the issues the aircrew faced living far from civilisation. Further, his descriptions of combat experiences are extremely vivid and dramatic. On one memorable and well documented occasion, Alan was operating from an airstrip 200 miles inside Japanese territory, when he and his CO were scrambled to intercept a large enemy force. The CO was quickly killed and Alan found himself alone in an air battle with 20+ enemy aircraft. The reader of the book is in the cockpit with him as he manages to fight off his attackers for 45 minutes before they retreated low on fuel

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