Readiness at Dawn

An account of an RAF Fighter Station during the Battle of Britain


"Blake", pseud. Ronald Adam


Victor Gollancz, London, 1941
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13cm, 144pp.

"The veil is lifted from a Fighter Station's Operations Room", illustrated with 16 photographs, this is an account of a squadron during the Battle of Britain. The author had been a pilot in the Great War and writes this from the perspective of the operations room, scrambling the pilots and life at a Fighter Station "not far from London". He was also a well known actor from the 1930s to the 1970s, starring in such classics as The Foreman went to France and Pink String and Sealing Wax.


The book is in good condition, with some tanning to the pages and some spotted foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper is a little rumpled to the to edge and corners, and is torn to the front joint but is now within a protective sleeve.

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