The Flames of Calais. A Soldier's Battle 1940
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972. 1st edition in original dust jacket. 224 pp. 235 x 160 mm (9¼ x 6¼ inches). Lt. Colonel Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, OBE, DSO, MC, TD (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British army officer, barrister, politician, and author. He was Margaret Thatcher's 'right hand man' until his shocking assassination in 1979.
During World War II, Neave was the first British officer to successfully escape from the German prisoner-of-war camp at Colditz Castle. For his wartime service, in 1948 the United States conferred the Bronze Star Medal upon him.
Condition: Dust Jacket is unclipped, and in a good condition. Some fading to the spine of the dust jacket, and lightly rubbed corners. Internally the book is very clean and tidy.