Stranger than Fiction

Second World War

 Hutchinson of London, London, 1959. First edition, autrographed  "with best wishes" to M.C. Palmer. In very good condition. With an introduction by Air Marshal Sir Lawrance Darvall. Pp. 364, frontispiece portrait, plus 9 illustrations (mostly maps, 3 of which are folding, two printed in red & black), index; dust cover slightly foxed to the edge on reverse, Presentation copy to M.C. Palmer from  Hutchinson of London, with related pasted stamp on inside front cover and M.C.Palmer ex libris stamp opposite.  


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Dennis  Wheatley's war papers, circulated to the Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Planning Staff of the War Cabinet, and the King. 'The fourteen Papers range diversely from Resistance to Invasion, filled with ingenious, unorthodox and extremely practical suggestions for repulsing an invading host, to the penetrating appreciation of what was to face us After the Battle. And so remarkably sound and useful were they that in the result Wheatley became the only civilian ever to be commissioned directly into the Joint Planning Staff' 

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