Farewell to Wings


Edité par Temple Press Books, London, 1964
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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84 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. Illustrated by Leonard Bridgeman. From the DJ: "Fifty years after the outbreak of the First World War Cecil Lewis, a scout pilot in the Royal Flying Corps before he was eighteen, looks back on the 'sparkling dawn of life in the air and the way those antiques, the aircraft of 1914-18, behaved'. Twenty-four now almost legendary aircraft, from highly-manoeuvrable single-seaters like the Sopwith Spad and the Nieuport Scout to the cumbersomely valiant Vickers Vimy, fly again in memory as the author brilliantly recaptures the spirit of gallantry and carefree enthusiasm in which the youth of his generation, the last to enter the lists of single-handed combat, fought their own battles high in the sky like champions before the eyes of the armies beneath. A worthy successor to the author's classic 'Sagittarius Rising', 'Farewell to Wings' is fittingly illustrated by Leonard Bridgeman, himself a WWI pilot, whose evocative line and wash perfectly complement the text." From Wikipedia: "Cecil Arthur Lewis MC (29 March 1898 — 27 January 1997) was a British fighter pilot who flew in World War I. He went on to co-found the BBC and enjoy a long career as a writer. Author of the aviation classic Sagittarius Rising (inspiration for the movie Aces High) , Lewis joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, after lying about his age. In 1916, he flew the Morane Parasol in combat with Number 3 Squadron and was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during the Battle of the Somme. Flying the S. E.5a with 56 Squadron, he was credited with eight victories during May and June 1917. Back in England, Lewis served with 44 and 61 Squadrons on Home Defence before returning to France in late 1918 with 152 night-fighter Squadron, flying the Sopwith Camel.". N° de réf. du libraire 33411

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Titre : Farewell to Wings

Éditeur : Temple Press Books, London

Date d'édition : 1964

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Good

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