In homage to the best novel about air fighting in the Great War, bar none. If you haven’t read it, I very strongly recommend it. Indeed, so did TE Lawrence (“of Arabia”). A semi-autographical account of a Camel pilot in 1918, it vividly describes both life on the ground and action in the air, while dispelling any notions that war is fun without being any sort of pacifist propaganda.
Author Victor Yeates contracted “Flying Sickness D” (TB) during his service, and died in his thirties, so he wrote the book on borrowed time.
Yes but what about the German Airforce ? By the way, he had the idea to namie his novel "Wingless Victor" ,his first name being Victor, but the editor did not find that very enthousiastic !
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"Anyone can shoot you down if you don't see him coming but it takes a wonderfully good Hun to bag a Camel if you're expecting him." Tom Cundall.