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The Resource No parachute : a classic account of war in the air in WWI in letters written in 1917 by Lieutenant A.S.G. Lee, Sherwood Forresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, Arthur Gould Lee

No parachute : a classic account of war in the air in WWI in letters written in 1917 by Lieutenant A.S.G. Lee, Sherwood Forresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, Arthur Gould Lee

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No parachute : a classic account of war in the air in WWI in letters written in 1917 by Lieutenant A.S.G. Lee, Sherwood Forresters, attached Royal Flying Corps
Title
No parachute
Title remainder
a classic account of war in the air in WWI in letters written in 1917 by Lieutenant A.S.G. Lee, Sherwood Forresters, attached Royal Flying Corps
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Gould Lee
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Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned company of brilliant aces - among them Ball, Bishop, McCuddon, Collishaw and Mannock - whose legendary feats have echoed down half a century. But behind the elite there were, in the Royal Flying Corps, many hundreds of other airmen who flew their hazardous daily sorties in outdated planes without ever achieving fame. Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers - a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot's progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. His descriptions of air fighting, sometimes against the Richtofen Circus, of breathless dog-fights between Sopwith Pup and Albatros, are among the most vivid and immediate to come out of World War I. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount. Rising to the rank of air vice-marshal, Gould Lee never forgot the RFC's needless sacrifices - and in a trio of trenchant appendices he examines, with the mature judgement of a senior officer of the RAF and a graduate of the Staff and Imperial Defence Colleges, the failure of the Army High Command to provide both efficient aeroplanes until mid-1917 and parachutes throughout the war, and General Trenchard's persistence in a costly and largely ineffective conception of the air offensive
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
940.44941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
No parachute : a classic account of war in the air in WWI in letters written in 1917 by Lieutenant A.S.G. Lee, Sherwood Forresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, Arthur Gould Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Pilots' Pool -- The Ypres Front -- The Battle of Messines -- The Vimy Front -- Air Defence of London -- The Third Battle of Ypres -- The Arras Front -- The Battle of Cambrai -- Cambrai Aftermath
Control code
ocm00055857
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781909166042
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o00055857
  • (OCoLC)826659990
  • (Sirsi) b14306268
Label
No parachute : a classic account of war in the air in WWI in letters written in 1917 by Lieutenant A.S.G. Lee, Sherwood Forresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, Arthur Gould Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Pilots' Pool -- The Ypres Front -- The Battle of Messines -- The Vimy Front -- Air Defence of London -- The Third Battle of Ypres -- The Arras Front -- The Battle of Cambrai -- Cambrai Aftermath
Control code
ocm00055857
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781909166042
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o00055857
  • (OCoLC)826659990
  • (Sirsi) b14306268

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