Bailey, Jim.


N.d., (c. 1950’s/60’s). 166 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G.+. This autobiography of the author’s flying experiences during World War II concerns itself with the experience of fighting. He discovers that one of the causes of war is the desire felt by many people to fight as an escape from the inadequacy of their careers in peace. The book looks beyond the five intensive years of the war flying of a fighter pilot of more than average attainment, into the deeper issues behind the experience; on the way mourning the seemingly endless procession of dead friends and doing justice to the life of the enemies; and also doing justice to the marvels of flight.

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