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This is an auction for WE'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS . . . THE SECOND WORLD WAR AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF ORDINARY NEW ZEALANDERS WHO SERVED IN THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE, collected by Errol Brathwaite.

From the prologue:

“’Compile a book of Air Force writings,’ they said. And so, having learnt the habit of instant obedience fifty years ago, I began to do it. Immediately – as often happened fifty years ago – I found myself up against and extremely awkward problem. You see, when you take a couple of tentative pokes at writings from the 1939-45 period, you precipitate an avalanche which has not stopped rolling even yet. It is an embarrassment of riches, to say the least. It isn’t all good writing. In fact, it dips down to the banal as often at it soars up to the heights. Its quality, expressed in the form of a graph, would look like an outline drawing of the Southern Alps. Well, that doesn’t matter. In this collection I’m not necessarily looking for literary greatness. I’m looking for people’s feelings and perceptions, the essential flavour of the times . . . "

Paperback 1994.

275 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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