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#4405043 - 02/14/18 01:00 AM Just got the final book in the series...  
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https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/over-...frank-w-bailey/12964953/#isbn=0948817542

All the Spad talk reminded me that I needed this third book in the series. Click, click on the smart phone and on the way. Already have the one for the British/Commonwealth Aces and the one for the Germans. Now I’ll have a little more knowledge as to the French participation.

#4405060 - 02/14/18 02:46 AM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Good on you mate!


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#4405061 - 02/14/18 02:47 AM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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That's a great book! I purchased this many years ago and still open it from time to time. Another really great book is 'Schlachtflieger!' and is about the German recon aircraft.

#4405099 - 02/14/18 10:49 AM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Same here, got the book about four years ago... I have quite a few of the Grubb Street publications.

I have:
Over the Front
Above the War Fronts
Above the Trenches
Independent Force
Above the Lines
Above Flanders Fields
The French Air Service War Chronology
The Jasta War Chronology
The Jasta Pilots
Jasta Boelcke
Sharks Among Minnows

#4405110 - 02/14/18 12:01 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Nice selection Trooper.
Got about half your list already and the other half is pending.

#4405112 - 02/14/18 12:06 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Thanks, biggrin

Oh, add No Parachute and Open Cockpit to the list as well... forgot about those!

#4405114 - 02/14/18 12:21 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Well yes indeed sir!
Another great series detailing Lee’s time with 46 Squadron. Reread those too! Bit of a geek I guess.

And since we are making recommendations “Wind in the Wires” by Captain Grinnel-Milne (did I spell that right?) is another first person account of time spent with 16 then 56 Squadron. Several times it made me laugh out loud - a rarity in my life! Great read.

May as well throw in another favorite - “High in the Empty Blue” which is a history of 56 Squadron. Currently out of print but used copies are available via Amazon. Took me a while to get a perfect/like new copy. Reread that quite often also!

#4405161 - 02/14/18 04:28 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I'll keep my eyes open for those Duke, thanks!

#4405197 - 02/14/18 08:44 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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McCudden's "Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps," was a book that I read, reread, and then reread again until it pretty much fell apart.


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#4405208 - 02/14/18 10:31 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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And another.
Yea. I gotta retire just to catch up on my reading.
And I still got to buy a Kindle-like thing for the huge (100+ I think) collection of WW1 ebooks courtesy of our own Lou.

#4405210 - 02/14/18 10:36 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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So many great books, so little time.

#4405212 - 02/14/18 10:39 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Sadly true sir.
Plus Pol’s promise the WOFF will have 199+ planes by the next century.
Gotta pace myself here.

#4405214 - 02/14/18 10:42 PM Re: Just got the final book in the series... [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Not until the next century, eh? I best hope the singularity gets here soon then if I want any hope of seeing them all.


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