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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: There are a few small age spots on the first page, and light browning to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 154 x 229 mm
Pages: 188
Publisher: Random Century
Publication date: 1992

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Cobber Kain
By Michael Burns

The story of a New Zealand Flying hero

The Phoney War's first air hero and the fighter pilot of the Battle of France, Eddie Kain was called `the terror of Goering's air force'. Fighting in 73 Squadron, he brought down numerous enemy aircraft and even survived being shot down twice by Werner Welders, the top scoring German pilot at that time. He was awarded the DFC for his gallantry in attacking (with another aircraft) seven enemy bombers and chasing them into German territory.

Feted in Paris and London, he was the subject of many media myths. His exploits, his New Zealand background, youthful charm and engagement to a young actress all fuelled the public's interest. His untimely death, at the age of twenty-two, when crashing after doing a last 'beat-up' before going on leave, only enhanced his legendary reputation.

This book looks at Kain's flying career and the extraordinary man behind the myths, as a friend described him: `In the air Kain is a dare-devil pilot - on the ground he is shy and modest.'

Contains numerous photos

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