BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AIR WARFARE (The Influence of Air Power on Sea and Land Strategy). By Squadron-Leader [pseud.]
Edition: First edition.
Aldershot, England: Gale & Polden, 1927. Blue cloth printed in black. pp (xii), 147. A fine copy. With ink signature inside front cover of "Colonel P.E. Leclerc MM ED". Brigadier Pierre Edouard Leclerc, CBE MM ED (1893-1982) served in WWI with the engineers and the infantry, winning the Military Medal for bravery and a battlefield commission. Between the wars, he rose to command Le Regiment de Joliette, and eventurally an entire Militia Brigade. As one of a very few francophones who had completed the Militia Staff Course, he was selected as brigadier of what was intended to be an all-Quebec brigade. He was a popular divisional commander but had to be sent home in 1941 for health reasons. He later was promoted to Major General and command of the 7th Canadian Division, becoming the first francophone general to command a division in the Canadian Army.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover