Grub Street 2014
9781909808010   Product Code: 22545
In 1915, at the age of 18, fighter pilot Duncan Grinnell-Milne was shot down, spending two years as a PoW before escaping back to England. First published in 1933, his memoir captures the terror and exhilaration of aerial combat. It describes the machines, from the outmoded Maurice Farman Longhorn to the sophisticated Bristol BE2, the men, and the dogfights; and tells how, banned from fighting, he managed to return to the front to fly with the famed 56 Squadron.