Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time in Sopwith Pups and Camels during a staggering 118 patrols; being engaged in combat 56 times. He lived to retire from the RAF as an air vice-marshal in 1946. Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At turns humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by W. V. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.
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Arthur Stanley Gould Lee specializes in military history.Review:
“...first hand account of a tenacious young man who persevered in his desire to fly in combat...this edition benefits from fresh typesetting and a new rendering of photos by Lee and others to support the text in a meaningful visual way... (Over the Front)
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Book Description Jarrolds Publishers (London) Ltd 1969-11, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Spine is loose from the textblock but is still intact. Content is fine to read, a decent readable hardback. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 119775-6
Book Description Grub Street, UK, 2012. Cloth. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. A classic memoir of a 1WW RFC pilot. pp218. Illus. Includes publisher's blurb. DW in archival sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008416
Book Description Jarrolds, UK, 1969. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A classic memoir of a 1WW RFC pilot. pp180. Illus. One corner rubbed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008080
Book Description Jarrolds Publishers, 1969. First edition. Very slight wear at foot of spine; binding tight; dust jacket worn & a little slack, not price-clipped, & protected in removable clear flim. Used - Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS212989I
Book Description Jarrolds, London, 1969, 1969. First edition. Hardback. Slight shelfwear, otherwise very good indeed in very good slightly rubbed dust jacket with a couple of edge tears. Bookseller Inventory # A103998