The Canvas Falcons: The Story of the Men and the Planes of World War 1 :: Stephen Longstreet soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: W. H. Allen, 1971, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs (plates); Black & white drawings; Appendix;
From the cover: In the beginning World War I was an exciting, even glamorous adventure. On the ground, ladies waved their lovers off to battle, expecting them home before the snow fell. Into the clouds, headstrong young men flew their flimsy crates of canvas and wood at first simply to scout the ground action, but as the war beneath them degenerated from a noble confrontation to a mire of mud, manure and bloody rotting bodies, the air war developed on its own. The sky became the duelling area for aces, the route of death-dealing bombers, the high road to glory that ended all too often in a flamin…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiii) 365 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Military Air Force catalogue?