John Hamilton, (1st ed., / Eng., language translation), n.d. (mid-1930’s). 320 pp., frontis., + photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. A small area of damage to the cloth around the edge of the spine, concealed by the d.j., which has just a little light wear ; some tape to the underside of the d.j., which is complete apart from the odd, tiny chip ; small owner’s sig., & date from 1939 o/w V.G.+ Joining up at the start of the Great War with a cavalry regiment, the German author later qualified for a commission and served as a machine-gun officer in Vosges but finding life there too dull, he transferred to the Air Service and was sent to the Eastern front as an observer where he lived through the exciting days during General Brussilov’s 1916 offensive. The following year he went to the West, where his duties as an Air Defence Officer brought him into touch with many German Aces, including Richthofen. After a spell of work as Air Liaison Officer at a divisional H.Q. he was appointed to the German Intelligence, where his work brought him into close contact with many captured British airmen as well as their opposite numbers, so that he is able to supply us with interesting sidelights on aerial warfare and many previously untold anecdotes about British and German airmen. This copy is available in a very well-preserved dust-jacket.