England's Coastal Command is generally considered the ""Cindereila"" of the air commands. This establishes it as an heroic and indispensable air arm, in a ""biography"" of a service which combines fact and actual experience, first hand accounts, a wide variety of operations, offensive and defensive. The introductory material deals with the organization, the head men, the types of aircraft; then one sees the Coastal Command in action in all parts of the world, from Norway to the Lowlands, from France to Iceland, Africa and Russia. Rescue work, reconnaissance, coastal protection, attacks on German shipping, warring against U-boats, ferrying -- these arc a few of the functions. The highmarks of its career, -- the pursuit of the Altmark, Deutschland, the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the sinking of the Bismarck -- all stories told elsewhere, but here related as exploits in the routine of the Coastal Command. Plus sale for boys.