No Parachute: A Classic Account Of War In The Air In Wwi by Arthur Gould LeeNo Parachute: A Classic Account Of War In The Air In Wwi by Arthur Gould Lee

No Parachute: A Classic Account Of War In The Air In Wwi

byArthur Gould Lee

Hardcover | December 10, 2013

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From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned company of brilliant aces ? among them Ball, Bishop, McCudden, Collishaw and Mannock ? whose legendary feats have echoed down half a century. But behind the elite there were, in the Royal Flying Corps, many hundreds of other airmen who flew their hazardous daily sorties in outdated planes without ever achieving fame.Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers ? a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot?s progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. His descriptions of air fighting, sometimes against the Richtofen Circus, of breathless dog-fights between Sopwith Pup and Albatros, are among the most vivid and immediate to come out of World War I. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount.

Title:No Parachute: A Classic Account Of War In The Air In WwiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.3 × 5.34 × 0.98 inPublished:December 10, 2013Publisher:Grub Street PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909166049

ISBN - 13:9781909166042

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