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Their Flarepath the Moon

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September, 1939

The ferocious attacks of rocket-armed Beaufighters from Italian bases against German shipping ports in the islands of the Jugoslav archipelago had reached desperate intensity.

Hurtling few over the water with little chance of survival, airmen faced heavy fire from shore batteries, flak ships and E-boats.

The Germans strove to send reinforcements and supplies to their armies in Italy but the R.A.F. were determined to sink them.

In the heat of battle, one barely takes notice of his enemy.

But Flying Officer Peter Knight and Lieutenant Erich Hafner recognised each other's aircraft markings.

Time and again they meet in the air as each fights to defend their sovereign nations.

In each battle, the pilots seek out and stalk their enemy.

Their final deadly fight, one that will determine the outcome of the war, the fate of Britain and indeed the world, looms ever closer.

These two young pilots are posted to the same clandestine squadron and immediately come into conflict.

Set against the backdrop of the R.A.F.'s battle against the Nazis, Their Flarepath The Moon is a thrilling war epic filled with as much excitement as it is historical authenticity.

Praise for Richard Bickers

'A valuable history of the air war that began it all ... by an ex-flyer of the Second World War who has a genuine feeling for the feats of his predecessors' - The Birmingham post

'His sympathy with the fighting man (and woman) shines out of every page' - Liverpool Daily Post

Richard Townshend Bickers is the author of many successful flying novels of the Second World War. Born in India and educated at St Paul's he volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of war and served as a regular officer until 1957. He has lived in many countries, travelled all over the world, and speaks and writes nine European and four oriental languages. He has written several radio plays and features as well as articles and short stories, and values bravery, kindness, humour, good food and good wine.


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Hardback Editions

February 1979 : UK Hardback

Title: Their Flarepath the Moon
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 0-7091-7194-3 / 978-0-7091-7194-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Their Flarepath The Moon
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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