Winged Victory

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There is no bitter snarl nor self-pity in this classic novel about the air war of 1914-1918, based very largely on the author's experiences. Combat, loneliness, fatigue, fear, comradeship, women, excitement - all are built into a vigorous and authentic structure by one of the most valiant pilots of the then Royal Flying Corps.

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'Beautifully written with a poet's eye as well as a pilot's eye.'
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Overview

There is no bitter snarl nor self-pity in this classic novel about the air war of 1914-1918, based very largely on the author's experiences. Combat, loneliness, fatigue, fear, comradeship, women, excitement - all are built into a vigorous and authentic structure by one of the most valiant pilots of the then Royal Flying Corps.

REVIEWS

'Beautifully written with a poet's eye as well as a pilot's eye.'
Southern Evening Echo

'The only book about flying that isn't flannel.'
Anonymous Fighter Pilot

'Not only one of the best war books…but as a transcription of reality, faithful and sustained in its author's purpose of re-creating the past life he knew, it is unique.' Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904010654
  • Publisher: Grub Street
  • Publication date: 6/12/2004
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 675,825
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 1.32 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    One of the great WWI novels

    A roman a clef about a young English pilot on the front during World War I. This book is both very sad and most fascinating. The stories about young, basically untrained pilots learning to fly and fight as they go are priceless. The author survived the war and lived just long enough to write it before succumbing to tuberculosis.

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