Elstree, new ed., 1986. (Xxiv) + 323 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This volume is one of the first books about fighting in the air, written by a fighting airman. As General Brancker writes in his Introduction, "The author depicts the daily life of the flying officer in France, simply and with perfect truth; indeed he describes heroic deeds with such moderation and absence of exaggeration that the reader will scarcely realise that these stories are part of the annals of a squadron which for a time held a record in the heaviness of its losses." This then is a contemporary and reliable account of the war in the air between June and December 1916.