Aeronaut Books, USA, 1st ed., 2010. Iv + 100 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some cold., ills. P.c., 28 x 21cm. FINE. With aviation's rapid growth in the Great War came air combat and the beginning of fighter aviation. Jean Navarre became the archetypal fighter pilot, the first French ace of aces, who, together with other brave airmen, created fighter aviation. They became a legend in their own time and this is their story which contains 12 brief biographies of Pegoud, Garros and other important early aviators ; 133 period photos and drawings ; colour profiles of 16 aircraft, 7 with plan views ; and five paintings of early air combat. UNCOMMON.