Air Spy The Story of Photo Intelligence in World War Two

By: Babington-Smith, Constance

Price: $22.00

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Book Condition: Very Good



Slight edge wear and rubbing, a little scuffing at base and top of spine. A somewhat tight, atttractive copy. ;
Ballantine Books # F-307 K. No publication date listed, but this appears to be the first paperback printing and from the late 1950s. Index, 16 pages of b/w photos tipped in at center of book. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 190 pages;

"The true story ... Told here has the pace and dramatic interest of a good suspense novel. It is the full story - told for the first time - of Photographic Intelligence: what it means, how it works and what it actually achieved in World War II.
" This new branch of Intelligence depended for its effectiveness, as Intelligence always has, on the talents of individual men and women. These were the pilots who flew alone and unarmed to get the pictures, and the interpreters whose skill and patience produced from the photographs a uniquely concise type of Intelligence on a great variety of subjects.
"Air Spy provides a new behind-the-scenes angle on some of the most dramatic and important events of the war in Europe: the Bismarck chase, the Commando raids, the great Allied bombing offensive, D-Day itself, incredibly accurate forecasts of U-boat and aircraft production, and the analyzing of the German V-Weapon threat months before the first buzz bomb appeared over England. "

Title: Air Spy The Story of Photo Intelligence in World War Two

Author Name: Babington-Smith, Constance

Categories: Military History,

Edition: 1st Paperback printing

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1957

Binding: Mass Market paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 9170

Keywords: Military History World War II Photo Intelligence Reconnaissance Aircraft Photographic Interpretation Photo Analysts Intelligence Operations RAF Army Air Corps