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Air Strike

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Africa, The Second World War.

A Spitfire ground-attack squadron is fighting its way from North Africa across Sicily and up the length of Italy.

In Sicily one of its pilots is shot down, to his unquenchable indignation, by an American anti-aircraft battery.

His formidable Squadron Commander pays a dramatic call on the American Commanding Officer.

From that day on, the fortunes of war involve the British airmen and the U.S. artillerymen in the same momentous events: the Salerno landings, the battles for Naples and Rome; and often in the same minor operations.

An Italian nobleman, former Italian Air Force colonel, and a Mafia "capo", pursuing their own nefarious purposes, take advantage of the chaos of war to manipulate both Allied units to their own advantage.

'Air Strike' is a fast-paced military thriller, packed full of explosive action. Capture, escape, love and humor all are here in this exciting, strongly-plotted story in which fact and fiction are compellingly interwoven.

Praise for Richard Townshend Bickers:

'A thrilling page turner.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Trade Off'.

Richard Townsend Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of the second world war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. He wrote a range of military fiction and non-fiction books, including 'Torpedo Attack', 'My Enemy Came Nigh', 'Bombing Run' and 'Summer of No Surrender'.

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Hardback Editions

March 1983 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Air Strike
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 0-86009-464-2 / 978-0-86009-464-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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February 1980 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Air Strike
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 0-7091-7325-3 / 978-0-7091-7325-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Air Strike
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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