7 copies of 'The Abuklarion - The Monthly Journal of RAF Station Aboukir'
The journals were all published between March and December 1944. (S6339WSO).
Aboukir (now known as Abu Qir) is a village on the Mediterranean coast of northern Egypt, around 15 miles north of Alexandria. During the Second World War it was the site of a Royal Air Force base, and the RAF personnel working their produced a monthly journal, which they called 'The Abuklarion'. It was filled with news about the base, gossip, letters, local sporting fixtures and results, as well as occasional articles on events occuring elsewhere - such as a report on Palestine, an article about what happens after the war has been won, and an editorial wishing everyone a happy christmas!
Condition of the journals are generally very very poor, but they are perfect as reading copies or reference sources for study. The journals all have considerable scuffs, wear, blemishes and tears to the covers, and more nibbling and tears to the page edges throughout. In addition, some of the staple spines have become non-existent, and some of the journals are subsequently completely loose leaf. Their is foxing, blemishing and tears to many inside pages, and the paper that makes up the journals is itself is yellowing and increasingly brittle. But all text remains completely legible and intact.
Please bear in mind the very poor state of these journals if you are considering purchasing them, and if you have any questions about them don't hesitate to ask.