New PDF release: No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

By Arthur Gould Lee

ISBN-10: 1909166049

ISBN-13: 9781909166042

From the younger airmen who took their frail machines excessive above the trenches of global struggle I and fought their foes in unmarried strive against there emerged a well known corporation of exceptional aces – between them Ball, Bishop, McCudden, Collishaw and Mannock – whose mythical feats have echoed down part a century. yet in the back of the elite there have been, within the Royal Flying Corps, many 1000s of alternative airmen who flew their harmful day-by-day sorties in superseded planes with no ever attaining reputation. this is the tale of 1 of those unknown flyers – a narrative in response to letters written at the day, scorching at the occasion, which tells of a tender pilot’s development from fledgling to professional fighter. His descriptions of air battling, occasionally opposed to the Richtofen Circus, of breathless dogfights among Sopwith puppy and Albatros, are one of the such a lot vibrant and speedy to come back out of worldwide struggle I. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air struggle, the thrills and the fear, during this sincere and undying account. emerging to the rank of air vice-marshal, Gould Lee by no means forgot the RFC’s unnecessary sacrifices – and in a trio of trenchant appendices he examines, with the mature judgment of a senior officer of the RAF and a graduate of the employees and Imperial safeguard schools, the failure of the military excessive Command to supply either effective airplanes till mid-1917 and parachutes during the battle, and basic Trenchard’s patience in a high priced and principally useless perception of the air offensive.

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