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New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1961. First U. S. Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. 536 pages. Illustrations. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure residue on fep. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Derek Wood was a noted writer on aviation and defense topics. Derek Dempster was a volunteer for the Royal Air Force in WWII and began his writing career after the war, The authors spent two years examining pertinent British and German records, and interviewing participants in the struggle that followed Dunkirk. The maps and photographs are expert and the appendices include drawings of all bombers, commands and casualty numbers of both sides and listings of all targets attacked.