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William G. Chrystal
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I Would Have Gone On And On Hamilton Charles (Deryk) Upton, DFC in the Battle of Britain

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The compelling story of Hamilton Charles (Deryk) Upton, DFC, 43 and 607 Squadrons, RAF. Upton shot down eleven German planes during the Battle of Britain. After the war, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Suffering physical and psychological trauma, Upton had a rocky postwar career. He was eventually dismissed from the RCAF. After ten years in Truro, Nova Scotia, ...more
Hardcover, First Printing, 119 pages
Published October 2012 by Empire for Liberty, LLC.
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Greg
Nov 24, 2012 Greg rated it it was amazing
This biography is about Charles Upton DFC, known as Deryk, who is a WWII Battle of Britain Ace but is also far more than that. This book is not just about a larger than life legend of the battle but is also about a very human being, "Warts and All", who comes to life through William Chrystal's narrative. Chrystal has weaved together a large number disparate sources of information (I had helped gather a tiny amount for Chrystal) and many quotes about Deryk, in a way that makes the book flow and, ...more
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