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'Air Raid' Book
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'Air Raid' Book

Book with the title 'Air Raid' and sub titles 'The technique of silent appraoch' and 'High Explosive Panic' by John Langdon-Davies. The book has an accompanying letter (2009_092_02) dated 27th June 1938 indicating that it is an advance copy to be published on 7th July, with a national programme to be broadcast 9.40 to 10p.m on July 6th on the subject of Spanish air raids and their lessons for the ARP (Air Raid Precautions). The letter highlights that "this is the first book to base a study of ARP on the technical experiences of recent air warfare", with the author conducting first hand investigation of the methods of attach and defence used in the Barcelona air raids, particularly those of March 16th, 17th and 18th 1938 and "we consider that his evidence is of paramount importance in planning the defence of London and other cities against air attack". The hard cover is of red board with a dust cover bearing a photograph of bombed buildings. The price on the inside of the dust cover is 2s (2 shillings)
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