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Flame over Britain. A Personal Narrative of Petroleum Warfare.

ALEXANDER Field-Marshal Earl.; BANKS Sir Donald (nd (1946).)

£250.00  [First Edition]

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Foreword by Field-Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis. Portrait frontispiece, illustrations, cartographic endpapers. First edition. 8vo., cloth, pictorial dust jacket. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page 'To Alex, with the author's compliments and happiest recollections of much kindly help and encouragement Donald Banks Ottawa Oct 1946', with the armorial bookplate of Alexander pasted opposite.

From 1940 to 1945 Major-General Banks was Director-General of the Petroleum Warfare Dept, which ensured supplies to American flamethrowers, developed ingenious uses for petrol, such as fog dispersal, and oversaw the construction of underwater pipelines for the supply of petrol.

Dust jacket nicked on the edges, slightly soiled.

Stock Code: 221946