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Platt, Frank C., Compiler. (A. Roy Brown, Alan Hynd, William Bishop, General William Mitchell.) Listings

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1 Platt, Frank C., compiler. (A. Roy Brown, Alan Hynd, William Bishop, General William Mitchell.) GREAT BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I: IN THE AIR.
Weathervane, New York, 1967. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517226472 B&w maps. "The pioneering airmen of World War I were to become the greatest individual heroes in the history of modern war. Enemy or ally, they were accorded the same honor s by an admiring world. This unique anthology records the personal experiences of these first airborne fighters. Men like Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, the invincible flying fighter whose stunning record of bagged enemy planes made him 'Ameri c a ' s a c e of aces'; General Billy Mitchell, the famous, outspoken airman who was a member of General Pershing's staff during the decisive air battles of 1918 and a major influence in the newly formed American Air Force; and Lieutenant Colonel W il li am A . B is hop, the legendary 'Bishop of the Eagle Eye', describe the perilous missions that made them legends in their own time. Stories by and about these flying pioneers re-create the great air battles of World War I. Here are the deat h-d efy ing en co unt ers ; the one-man machines; the flaming, mortal combat in which each fighter singled out his esteemed adversary. Here is the story of war as it had never been fought before - and would never be fought again." Very light brow ning to page s, l igh t we ar a t top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear, one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD


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