The Aviation Book Club, rep., 1939. Xvii + 270 pp., frontis., + 1 photo-plate + 8 other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Creasing & a little chipping to price-clipped d.j., o/w V.G. The author was the leading British fighter ace of the First World War, with 57 victories to his credit. He was involved in the war in France from the beginning until almost the end, rising from mechanic to pilot and flight commander. He flew in almost every type of aircraft in this war and studied the habits and psychology of enemy reconnaissance pilots, stalking them with patience and outstanding success. In 1918 he was awarded the VC and in combat he was never defeated - his death was by accident. Here, the author gives a vivid and complete picture of World War I aviation from the inside. 1939 Edition in Dust-jacket.