Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1974. 180 pp., 75 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Slight lean to front cover o/w Nr.FINE. This is a fascinating record of a pilot's life in the First World War. It is based on the diary of Squadron Leader C.P.O. Bartlett who served with the Royal Naval Air Service flying light bombers along the Belgium coast and later in France with the Ludendorff offensive. This vivid day-to-day account was written at the time of the events described and it portrays the curious mixture of grim reality and abstract wonderment engendered by fighting a cruel war in the new and exciting arena of the sky. A personal record supported by 75 photographs, many of which are the author's own.