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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My granpa was a survivor of the trenches, my father of the jungles of Burma. I survived the air in Vietnam and other places for 21 years service. I remember the vacant looks and my own sleepless nights. This book is a must for anyone wanting to know what the real cost of war is. The shattered lives, the empty chairs the names you cannot quite remember but their manner of death you can. This is as real as it gets.
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.