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Years of command: the 2nd volume of the autobiography of Sholto Douglas, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Lord Douglas of Kirtleside, G.C.B., M.C., D.F.C.

Author: Sholto Douglas, Baron Douglas of Kirtleside; Robert Wright
Publisher: London : Collins, 1966. ©1966
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This second volume of my autobiography deals with weightier and broader aspects of our times than those related in the first part ... We lived through twenty years of an uneasy peace, and then, without showing any of the wisdom that might have been learned from the events of the past, we plunged into the Second World War. In place of the combat of my younger days I was called upon to exercise high command. With the  Read more...
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Douglas, Sholto, baron Douglas of Kirtleside, 1893-
Years of command.
London, Collins, 1966
(OCoLC)557831554
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sholto Douglas, Baron Douglas of Kirtleside; Robert Wright
OCLC Number: 1214871
Description: 382 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The faces of reality --
The slow awakening --
On borrowed time --
Security of the base --
Account rendered --
Fighter command --
From defence to offence --
Swings and roundabouts --
The spice of variety --
The broadening fronts --
Increasing pressures --
A world apart --
"One of the sharpest pangs" --
At low ebb --
A test of patience --
On guard --
Constant endeavour --
Realignments --
The shapes to come --
The changing world --
A matter of conscience --
Impasse.
Responsibility: with Robert Wright.

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"This second volume of my autobiography deals with weightier and broader aspects of our times than those related in the first part ... We lived through twenty years of an uneasy peace, and then, without showing any of the wisdom that might have been learned from the events of the past, we plunged into the Second World War. In place of the combat of my younger days I was called upon to exercise high command. With the ending of the second war, and when all innocence as we of the older generation had known it had died, there came for me a period during which, as Commander-in-Chief and Military Governor of the British zone of occupied Germany ..."--Preface.

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