1st ed., 1964. Xi + 290 pp., cold., frontis., + 15 other plates, some of which are cold., + 37 ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This highly acclaimed book by the great World War II fighter pilot, Johnnie Johnson, tells the story of fighting in the air from the First World War up to 1964. The author’s analysis of aerial strategy through the major conflicts of the last century, and the achievements of the great fighter leaders on both sides who played notable parts in shaping the course of air combat, is full of thrilling first-hand accounts of legendary aces. In all it is an enthralling ‘human’ story, written around the fighter pilots and the machines they flew. This fine, First Edition is comprehensively and authoritatively illustrated by David Shepherd.