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The Courage of the Early Morning: The Story of Billy Bishop.

By: Bishop, W.Arthur.

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK., William Heinemann Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02620


This book tells the Story of Billy Bishop, the famous air ace who came out of World War I with a score of 72 enemy planes, and a host of military decorations. This book is alive with the atmosphere of the still chivalrous days of single combat in the air. The DJ shows ware to its edges and discolouration to the front and back panels. View more info

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On a Wing and a Prayer: The Untold Story of the Pioneering Aviation Heroes of WW1, in Their Own Words

By: Levine, Joshua

Price: £8.67

Publisher: UK., Collins: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02577


The men who joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914 were the original heroes of flying, treading into unknown territory and paving the way for later aerial combat. They became icons for the soldiers in the trenches, and a stark contrast to the thousands on the fought aircraft to aircraft and man to man. For the first time the air became a battlefield of its own - by 1918, hastened by the terrible war, aircraft were understood to be the future of modern warfare. The top cor... View more info

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I chose the sky

By: Rochford, Leonard H

Price: £28.90

Publisher: UK., Kimber: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02572


In these exciting memoirs, ' Titch' Rochford writes about his two action filled years as a World War 1 fighter pilot with the famous No 3 ( Naval ) squadron when he flew planes such as the Sopwith Pup and the Sopwith Camel. He vividly recalls engagements in the air with enemy aircraft and the exploits of the pilots with whom he flew. This is a fascinating insight into the air war of the First World War. The DJ shows a little shelf wear with a crease to the bottom corner ... View more info

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Winged Victory (Echoes of War)

By: Yeates, V. M.

Price: £9.04

Publisher: UK., Ashford,Buchan & Enwright Ltd.: 1993

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02737


For the pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, the battle for air supremacy over the Western Front in the spring and summer of 1918 was savage, costly and ultimately, deeply disillusioning.Yeate's great classic describes in fine and bitter detail day after exhausting day in the life of a squadron of Camel pilots, seen through the eyes of a young officer who himself falls victim to the unremitting stress. The extraordinary graphic descriptions of flying and air-fighting have r... View more info