1st ed., 1996. 192 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Nr.FINE. This book of First World War aviation accounts takes the reader alongside an Austro-Hungarian flying-boat ace, a 52-year-old poet and award-winning pilot, German flyers in a damaged zeppelin, an American serving with the RAF shooting down a Fokker fighter, a Balloonist firing his rifle to bring down an attacking Russian aircraft, and other fighter and bomber crews for whom every flight was a journey into unknown territory, where aviation technology advanced by the day and where experimental flying was undertaken as part of the war action.