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No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War

Ian Mackersey

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ISBN 10: 0297859943 / ISBN 13: 9780297859949
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives ...

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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It was World War I, the time of the Red Baron, Eddie Rickenbacker, and other “knights of the air” whose high-flying exploits captured the imaginations of millions. But the reality was less romantic. In spring 1917, British squadrons lost 200 pilots a month, with pilot life expectancy a mere 11 days. No Empty Chairs tells the story of that first great air war, illustrating its devastating physical and emotional impact, as well as its extraordinary acts of heroism. Private correspondence, diaries, reports, and interviews enrich the narrative.

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Ian Mackersey is a writer and documentary filmmaker specializing in aviation biography. He began his career as a writer for the Dominion and later the New Zealand Herald, and lived in Britain and Zambia before returning to New Zealand.

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