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The Flying Visit, 1st edn 1940 (Peter Fleming)

(Code: 109-A-1)
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The Flying Visit, 1st edn 1940 (Peter Fleming)This little gem of a book is a fanciful tale of Hitler being shot down over England in 1940, and the humorous consquences.

Peter Fleming married the actress Celia Johnson (1908-1982), best known for her role in the film Brief Encounter. His younger brother Ian was created by James Bond.

During World War II, he served with the Grenadier Guards; later Peter and his brother Ian were commissioned by Colin Gubbins to help establish the Auxiliary Units. This was to be the "secret army" of civilian volunteers that would fight on, behind enemy lines, as part of the British anti-invasion preparations of World War II. Fleming later served in Norway and Greece; his principal service, however, from 1942 to the end of the war, was as head of "D Division," in charge of military deception operations in Southeast Asia. He received an OBE in 1945 for his services.

Jacket drawings by Sir David Alexander Cecil Low ('Low').

ReproJacket #109-A-1, size 206.2x484mm.