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Facing The Hindenburg Line; Personal Observations At The Fronts: and in the camps of the British, French, Americans, and Italians, during the campaigns of 1917

by Burris Jenkins

Burris A. Jenkins served in the double capacity of a war correspondent and a lecturer in the Y.M.C.A, he was sent to the European War in 1916/17. He travelled through many of the camps and rear-zones of the First World War, noting down anecdotes and sketches of the soldiers that he met; from the dashing French Chasseurs, to the stolid but humorous Tommies. He wrote of his experiences among the soldiers and the sights of the warzones on his return to the United States, part of the campaign to publicize the Allies sacrifices and gain support for the American entry into the War. Author -- Jenkins, Burris A., 1869-1945.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, F.H. Revell Co., 1917Original Page Count - 256 pages

Prisoner Of The U-90

by Edouard Victor Michel Izac

Of the many weapons in the German arsenal during the First World War amongst the most effective were the silent undersea craft of the Kreigsmarine. The U-Boats prowled the oceans looking for prey, after the Kaiser removed all restrictions on the U-Boat captains in 1916 they could sink indiscriminately. As the troops of the United States pored over the Atlantic after the declaration of War in 1917 the U-Boats beneath the waves would have fresh targets. As the U.S.S. President Lincoln, a converted troop transport, returned to the United States, having set her cargo of soldiers on to French soil, she was suddenly torpedoed by the U-90. As the ship slowly sank a handful of her naval personnel were picked up by the submarine. Among them was Lieutenant Izac, who would earn the Congressional Medal of Honor for his successful escape from the clutches of his German captors.Author --Edouard Victor Michel Izac.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Boston, Houghton, Mifflin company, 1919.Original Page Count - vii and 184 pages.Illustrations -- 2 plans

On Three Battle Fronts, By Private Fred Howard, Of The Australian And Canadian Forces

by Frederick Thomas Rowland Howard

There are many tales of soldiers fighting under the colours of an adopted nation; few stories are as fantastic as that of the Australian Frederick Howard. A keen sportsman and adept at the ways of the Australian "bush" the coming of the First World War gave him a jolt out of a meandering existence. With his twin and also his younger brother he sailed with his fellow Anzacs to the training in the Egyptian desert and then on to the hellish Gallipoli Peninsula. He was invalided home following wounds in Gallipoli, this did not faze the author who travelled all the way to Canada to enlist once again, This time finding himself in the 11th Canadian mounted rifles and under the adopted Maple Leaf he faced the Germans on the Somme in 1916 and at the success at Vimy Ridge before his indomitable military career was cut short by wounds sustained from a German shell.Despite recounting the danger as the shells and bullets whizzed and exploded around him, he relates anecdotes of his comrades and all of the wit and humour of an Australian; such as referring as his spell in hospital as time in a health resort!Highly recommended memoir.Author -- Frederick Thomas Rowland HowardText taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Vechten Waring company, 1918.Original Page Count - 177 pages

Out Of My Life, By Marshal Von Hindenburg. Vol. II

by F. A. Holt Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg

Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg is a well-known figure to world history; the supreme war-lord of Germany for many years of the First World War and conservative figure-head of the post-war Germany. Although not of noble birth he rose through the ranks of the pre-war Prussian army, seeing much service in the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. He believed his career over and retired in 1913 before being reactivated for the conflict that would become the First World War. He was assigned to the Eastern Front to combat the Russian armies. Forging a successful partnership with his staff officers, such as Max Hoffmann and Erich Ludendorff who dealt with much of the operational planning, he won the epic victories over the Russians at the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. Feted as a national hero after these victories and further successes in 1915, he was summoned to take charge on the Western front in 1916. He would mastermind the defensive strategy of the German army in 1916 and 1917 before committing the Germany army to the last throw of the dice in the 1918 German offensive.His memoirs are essential reading for anyone interested in the motivations of the German High command during the First World War. This second volume carries on his narrative from assumption of the quasi-dictatorship up to the end of the war.Author -- Field-Marshal von Hindenburg, Paul, 1847-1934.Translator -- F. A. Holt.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Harper & brothers 1921Original Page Count - 296 pages.Illustrations -- 1 Portrait

Out Of My Life, By Marshal Von Hindenburg. Vol. I

by F. A. Holt Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg

Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg is a well-known figure to world history; the supreme war-lord of Germany for many years of the First World War and conservative figure-head of the post-war Germany. Although not of noble birth he rose through the ranks of the pre-war Prussian army, seeing much service in the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. He believed his career over and retired in 1913 before being reactivated for the conflict that would become the First World War. He was assigned to the Eastern Front to combat the Russian armies. Forging a successful partnership with his staff officers, such as Max Hoffmann and Erich Ludendorff who dealt with much of the operational planning, he won the epic victories over the Russians at the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. Feted as a national hero after these victories and further successes in 1915, he was summoned to take charge on the Western front in 1916. He would mastermind the defensive strategy of the German army in 1916 and 1917 before committing the Germany army to the last throw of the dice in the 1918 German offensive.His memoirs are essential reading for anyone interested in the motivations of the German High command during the First World War. This first volume begins with his early military career up to his assumption of the post of the Chief of the General Staff in 1918.Author -- Field-Marshal von Hindenburg, Paul, 1847-1934.Translator -- F. A. Holt.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Harper & brothers 1921Original Page Count - 267 pages.Illustrations -- 1 Portrait

A Scholar’s Letters From The Front

by F. F. Urquhart Stephen H. Hewett

It is the oft-told tale of the First World War that there was a "Missing Generation" of men that gave their lives from Galipolli to the Somme, that never fulfilled their hopes and their dreams have fallen beneath the horrors of the battlefield. Lieutenant Stephen Hewett is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial in Flanders, silent and obedient to the duty to his country. His memorial is also to be found in his letters home that he wrote to his family and friends from the training ground, France and Belgium; surprisingly upbeat and even jolly in tone given the hardships and dangers he faced they make for a fascinating read.Author -- Stephen H. Hewett. D. 1916.Introduction -- F. F. Urquhart.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1918.Original Page Count - 114 pages.

The First Seven Divisions, Being A Detailed Account Of The Fighting From Mons To Ypres. [Illustrated Edition]

by Captain Lord Ernest William Hamilton

The opening of the First World War pitted the huge continental armies against each other; massed conscription filled their ranks, Britain's soldiers, however, were to a man volunteer, long-service professionals. Disciplined, few in number but thoroughly trained to shoot 15 aimed shoots in a "mad-minute", they were but few in number. The German forces they faced on the Western Front were counted by the number of their armies, the British forces could only put seven divisions in the field initially.In the face of overwhelming numbers the British soldiers gave a good account of themselves and held up the German advance during the crucial opening phases of the campaign alongside their French allies. The German High command had not counted on such stubborn resistance such a spanner in the works were they and their fighting prowess that the Kaiser himself paid the brave few the ultimate compliment-- "It is my Royal and Imperial command that you concentrate your energies, for the immediate present, upon one single purpose, and that is that you address all your skill and all the valour of my soldiers to exterminate first the treacherous English and walk over General French's contemptible little army."--Kaiser Wilhelm 19th August 1914.Written by Lord Hamilton, at the time a Captain in the 11th Hussars, this is an excellent and highly detailed account of the early months of the First World War on the British Front.Author -- Captain Lord Ernest William Hamilton (1858-1939)Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, E.P. Dutton and company 1916Original Page Count - 338 pages.Maps -- 8 detailed maps.

"En L'air!" (In The Air) Three Years On And Above Three Fronts [Illustrated Edition]

by Segeant Bert Hall

Sergeant Bert Hall belonged to an elite brotherhood; he was a founded member of the Lafayette Escadrille which fought in the colours of France during the First World War. Highly decorated individually and as a unit; Hall flew alongside the first American aviators such as Kiffin Rockwell, John Thaw, Victor Chapman and Raoul Lufbery.His first autobiography is gritty and adventure filled; recording his time spent in the French Foreign Legion and in the Trenches before his transfer to flying duties with the Lafayette squadron.Author -- Sergeant Hall, Bert, 1886-1948.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, N.Y., The new library, inc. 1918Original Page Count - 153 pages.Illustrations -- 10 Illustrations.

Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches (December 1915-April 1919) [Illustrated]

by Field-Marshal Earl Douglas Haig

Field-Marshal Haig commanded the British Empire forces through from 1915 to 1919; his period in charge of the men under his command has been the subject of much debate ever since the First World War ended. To some he was a "Butcher" overseeing the bloodbaths of the Somme and Passchendaele, to others he was a stoic leader faced with almost insurmountable difficulties of the warfare of the age. Whichever opinion holds sway in the public psyche, his despatches from the front, are gripping reading that drive to the heart of his character. Often fulsome of praise for the men under his command, Haig was reticent to give vent to failures in public; the despatches are very revelaing, whilst capturing all of the swings of fortune on the Western Front.Author -- Field-Marshal Earl Haig, Douglas, 1861-1928.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, J.M. Dent & sons ltd.; 1919.Original Page Count - xvii and 378 pagesIllustrations -- 10 maps and Illustrations.

Guymeyer — The Ace Of Aces. [Illustrated Edition]

by Jacques Mortane Clifton Harby Levy

The title of "Ace" in the air war above France in the First World War was the coveted dream of all the daring flyers of the French, German British, and other armies. It was not an easily won honour, in order to be so recognized the airman would have to down five of the enemy aircraft, these experts of the air war would become the most lethal exponents of the airwar. However should the pilot achieve this rare feat he could become a national hero, feted by his comrades, respected and feared by his opponents. Even among these elite sky warriors there are a handful of men that stand out, German's Red Baron, von Richtofen, Canada's Billy Bishop, Britain's Albert Ball; but to all France Georges Guynemer was their idol and lionized as a national hero. With his 53 victories he stands in the first rank of the fighter aces of the First World War.One of France's foremost aeronautical authors Jacques Mortane undertook to write the biography of this legend, recording his famous victories and exploits with the Stork squadron and seeking to shed light on the shy national hero. Author -- Mortane, Jacques, 1883-1939.Translator -- Levy, Clifton Harby, 1867-Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Moffat, Yard & Company, 1918.Original Page Count - xxxii and 267 pages.Illustrations -- 12 illustrations.

Gallipoli Diary [Illustrated Edition]

by Major John Graham Gillam D.S.O.

Even during the horrors of the brutalizing industrialised slaughter of the First World War the Gallipoli campaign stands as a benchmark for the awful conditions and savage fighting that occurred. The narrow strips of land that the British, Australian, New Zealand and other Dominion troops tried to wrest from the dogged Turkish defenders was under constant shellfire and every item had to be dragged to the frontline under this hellish barrage. Captain (as at the time) Gillam was part of the supply service who risked their lives to get, food, clothing and ammunition up to the troops in the front-line. Gillam gives a clear, concise account not only of the dangers that he faced, but also the men that he served so ably in the front-line.His diary covers his time on the Gallipoli Peninsula from his landing at Capes Helles (W Beach-Lancashire Landing) on April 25th 1915, and the landing at Suvla Bay, until the eventual evacuation of the troops in early 1916. There have been many Author --Major John Graham Gillam DSO d. June 1937Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, George Allen & Unwin, ltd. 1918.Original Page Count - 328 pages.Illustrations -- 10 illustrations.

Acetylsalicylic Acid

by Karsten Schrör

Written by a leading expert on Aspirin-related research, this is the first comprehensive treaty of the history, pharmacological effects and clinical applications of one of the most successful drugs ever. The text is written with a wide audience in mind, and to be readily understandable for clinicians, pharmacists, biomedical researchers and pharmacologists alike. This second, completely revised edition contains the latest results of clinical and pharmacological research on Acetylsalicylic acid, addressing the multiple pharmacological properties of this famous drug with a balanced view on their translation into clinical practice, including prevention from cardiovascular diseases and colorectal cancer.

Digital Electronics, Volume 1: Combinational Logic Circuits

by Ndjountche Tertulien

The book presents the principles of combinational and sequential logic and the underlying techniques for the analysis and design of digital circuits. The approach is gradual and relatively independent of each other chapters. To facilitate the assimilation and practical implementation of various concepts, the book is complemented by a selection of practical exercises corrected. It deals with the analysis and design digital circuits, logic gates to machinery (PLCs) with a finite number of states, and contains 14 chapters divided into 4 volumes.

Materials and Infrastructures 2

by Jean-Michel Torrenti Francesca La Torre

'Materials and Infrastructures 1 and 2' are complementary books presenting the topic of Materials and Infrastructures, investigating geotechnical issues, and pavement materials' characterization, innovative materials, technologies and processes, and introducing new techniques and approaches for auscultation and monitoring. Solutions to increase the durability of infrastructures and to improve maintenance and repair are shown, for recycling as well as for ensuring the sustainability of the infrastructures. Specific railways and inland navigation issues are addressed. A focus is put on climate resilient roads.

Materials and Infrastructures 1

by Jean-Michel Torrenti Francesca La Torre

'Materials and Infrastructures 1 and 2' are complementary books presenting the topic of Materials and Infrastructures, investigating geotechnical issues, and pavement materials' characterization, innovative materials, technologies and processes, and introducing new techniques and approaches for auscultation and monitoring. Solutions to increase the durability of infrastructures and to improve maintenance and repair are shown, for recycling as well as for ensuring the sustainability of the infrastructures. Specific railways and inland navigation issues are addressed. A focus is put on climate resilient roads.

Sky Fighters Of France, Aerial Warfare, 1914-1918

by Lieutenant Henry Farré Catherine Rush

During the First World War the skies above became a new frontier for warfare, as many of the soldiers below caught their first glimpse of an airplane from the ground the pioneering airmen fought to gain control of the skies. Amongst the French pilots rose aces such as Hertaux and Guynemer, and embedded in their midst was the unassuming artist Henry Farré commissioned to record their deeds, characters and life in his paintings. Farré was determined to record the airwar and its combatants in intimate detail and lived with the sqaudrons in the field and frequently accompanied the planes up into the fray as an observer.Lieutenant Farré wrote his short but richly detailed and illustrated autobiography a few years after the war whilst the details were fresh in his mind. It stands as an excellent record of the elite French pilots with which he served and whose deeds he painted.Author --Lieutenant Henry FarréTranslator -- Catharine RushText taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Boston, Houghton Mifflin company, 1919.Original Page Count - xvii and 142 pagesIllustrations -- 25 portraits and illustrations

The German General Staff And Its Decisions, 1914-1916

by General Erich von Falkenhayn Anon Anon

Having had a long and distinguished military career, in 1914 General Erich von Falkenhayn assumed the post as chief of the German General Staff in the middle of the First World War. The German position was at a crisis point, the initial plan to win the war by a wide out-flanking movement through Belgium had been foiled; a new plan would have to decided on. In the West, increasing numbers of British troops poured to the Front; in the East, the ambitious team of generals Hindenburg and Ludendorff pushed for reinforcements to finally beat the Russians. Falkenhayn decided that significant efforts must be made in the Western theatre and came up with a brutal plan to decide the war: he conceived the idea of besieging the historic French city of Verdun in early 1916, of "bleeding it white", as he phrased it. He planned to draw the bulk of the French army into the Verdun salient, thus effectively tying up the French army, and then to methodically destroy them with concentrated artillery fire. The plan failed only by valiant sacrifices and fighting by the French and pressure applied by their allies in other sectors, not least the British effort during the battle of the Somme. Falkenhayn was thereafter removed from his supreme post and would fight on other front in charge of smaller forces.His memoirs of the period of his command are illuminating and give an insight of what was going on "on the other side of the hill" during the First World War.Author -- General von Falkenhayn, Erich, 1861-1922.Translator -- AnonText taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, Hutchinson 1919. Original Page Count - 299 pages.

When The Somme Ran Red [Illustrated Edition]

by Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore

Captain Dugmore stands as a rather strange figure even in the mass of personalities that fought in the Great War: an artist of some standing, a writer, and traveller. When the war broke out in 1914, he visited Belgium as a private citizen; appalled by the damage that the Germans, who were overrunning country in short order at the time, were wreaking he decided to join the British Army. There was only one small problem: at the time he was forty-four, too years too old to enter the army. But he strode into his local recruiting office and demanded admission to the army, and if met with refusal, he stated, he would return with a changed appearance and falsify his age!The army accepted Mr Dugmore as an officer and sent him off for immediate training. Despite having spent a large slice of his life in the outdoors in Africa painting and writing about wildlife, he must have found the trenches a shock. As he recounts in his book, he was strafed, shot at, barraged, and gassed during his time at the front, finally wounded and passed unfit for service in 1916 during the later phases of the battle of the Somme.The author's book is excellently written, filled with anecdote and detailed battle scenes. Author -- Captain Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore 1870 - 1955Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, George H. Doran company 1918Original Page Count - 285 pagesIllustrations -- 20 maps and illustrations

A Subaltern’s Share In The War: Home Letters Of The Late George Weston Devenish Lieut. R.A., Attached R.F.C.

by Lieutenant George Weston Devenish

Lieutenant Devenish celebrated his twenty-first birthday, his last in peace-time, on the 25th of July 1914; he was by this point in his short life a soldier by profession and by choice. Having left Charterhouse with a taste for military ways after training in the O.T.C., he decided that his chosen profession should be spent in the Royal Artillery and entered into further training at Woolwich. By the time war begun in 1914 he was a fully-fledged officer. However, an indomitable spirit and a thirst for a more personal form of combat led him into the Royal Flying Corps. The R.F.C. would mourn his passing on the 6th of June 1917, after only a year of having him in their ranks. George Devenish's name is inscribed on the walls of the Arras Flying Services War Memorial, one of the many Allied fliers who lost their lives during the First World War fighting in the skies above the Western Front. A kindly, sensitive man, but filled with a great deal of passion and pride, his letters are almost always upbeat and despite the carnage around him during the war, he never changed his "sunny disposition".Author -- Lieutenant George Weston Devenish 1893-1917Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, Constable and Company Ltd., 1917.Original Page Count - xviii and 177 pages.

Duty And Service: Letters From The Front.

by Captain Lionel William Crouch

Captain Crouch had served in the Territorial Army for some years before the cataclysmic struggle in Europe began in 1914. Unlike all the other belligerent parties, Britain did not, and still does not, have standing military conscription; the Regular Army of full-time highly trained volunteers provide the first line soldiers. Bolstering the first line soldiers were the part-time volunteers of the Territorial Army, providing additional manpower and more limited service. However, during both World Wars the men of the Territorial Army were in dire necessity of the time pressed forward into the line as fighting divisions, the men eager to bring the fight to the enemy.Our Author's war time service in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry started the moment that war broke out, from August 1914 to March 1915; he and his men trained to reach a peak of efficiency. This moment could not come too soon: the first seven divisions of the Regular Army that had formed the initial expeditionary forces had ceased to exist in the face of overwhelming number of the enemy. The Territorials and other Reserve forces from all over the British empire rushed to France and were plunged into the thick of the fighting amongst the trenches.Captain Crouch's letters form an unbroken stream between the mobilization, and are in equal part illuminating and evocative of the life of a young man who fell in service to his country. Although place-names were omitted from his letters due to censorship of the time , he was interred at Pozières British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, meaning that he probably fell in this area during the battle of the Somme.An engaging read.Author -- Captain Lionel William Crouch (1886-1916)Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published for private circulation 1917.Original Page Count - 158 pages.

Great Britain’s Part —: Observations Of An American Visitor To The British Army In France At The Beginning Of The Third Year Of The War

by Paul D. Cravath

Paul Cravath was a prominent New York lawyer and partner of the law firm known as Cravath, Swaine and Moore: a leader of the Anglophile "Atlantacist" movement that preached closer ties with Britain in opposition to the isolationist policies of several American administrations. As part of his cause, he visited Britain during the First World War and wrote of his experiences and opinions on the war effort.An interesting political book, passionately argued.Author -- Cravath, Paul D. 1861-1940.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York [etc.] D. Appleton and company, 1917.Original Page Count - vi and 127 pages

With Cavalry In 1915, The British Trooper In The Trench Line, Through Second Battle Of Ypres [Illustrated Edition]

by Frederic Abernethy Coleman

Frederic Coleman returns to the front with the British Army in 1915 after his adventures in 1914, as recounted in his first reminiscences "From Mons to Ypres with General French". Once again attached to the British cavalry, grand movements had ceased and the positional war of attrition, artillery and trenches would dominate from then to the end of the war. 1915 would see much hard fighting and the cavalry divisions would often be pressed into service in the trenches alongside the infantry. The early months of 1915 were a period of relative quiet, which allowed the author to tour and recount the devastated scenery of Ypres, St. Eloi and all along the line; he also records the effects of war on the civilian French and Belgian populations as he tours along in his car. However, as the year goes on, the Spring would see the second battle of Ypres and the advent of the use of poison gas. Hard pressed all along the line, Coleman paints vivid picture of the desperate measures undertaken by the British to hold on at all costs.An excellent First World War One memoir.Author -- Frederic Abernethy Coleman 1876-1931Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London: S. Low, Marston & co., limited, 1916.Original Page Count - xvi and 302 pages.Illustrations - numerous illustrations throughout.

From Mons To Ypres With General French; A Personal Narrative [Illustrated Edition]

by Frederic Abernethy Coleman

When the British troops advanced into Belgium in 1914 to face the German foe, it was with a sure and steady confidence in the outcome. These same men trudged back, grumbling, along the same path toward France as the full weight of the German steamroller advanced toward the numerically small British Expeditionary Force. At Mons they turned at bay and gave the Germans a tough time, but little more than a check as two corps could not hold up two huge armies. As the static battlelines began to coalesce, from Switzerland to the English channel, the fierce fighting flared up for any advantageous town, and none more so than Ypres. The first battle of Ypres was a bitter, bloody affair which ended the German advance but at terrible cost to the last of the regular soldiers of the B.E.F.Along with these hardened professional soldiers went a handful of amateurs determined to help; these members of the Royal Automobile Club with their motor cars were attached to various headquarters to aid in transmission of orders. As the eyes and ears of the army, the two cavalry brigade were in need of the most help from the R.A.C. volunteers as they ranged far and wide. The author was attached to the cavalry during retreat from Mons to the first battle of Ypres; he admired and had grown fond of the men with whom he had shared much danger. His post enabled him to meet a great number of the high-ranking officers, and in his capacity as messenger would have been better informed than most. His book is excellently written and deserves reading and re-reading.Author -- Frederic Abernethy Coleman 1876-1931Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Dodd, Mead and company, 1916.Original Page Count - xvii and 381 pages.Illustrations - 50 illustrations.

Victor Chapman's Letters From France, With Memoir By John Jay Chapman.

by John Jay Chapman Victor Emmanuel Chapman

As the First World War ground into its third year in 1916, America still remained uncommitted to intervention in what some in that nation regarded as a purely European affair. This was not the course pursued by many American men, having enlisted in the British, Canadian, and French ranks since the start of the war. The Lafayette Escadrille, or American Squadron, was formed in 1916 from French and American aviators and would grow in fame and victories throughout its two year existence.Victor Chapman enlisted in the French Foreign legion in 1914, as soon as he possibly could; however, he would transfer after much rough soldiering to the French air arm. As a founding member of the famous squadron, one of the Valiant 38, Victor Chapman flew some of the most dangerous missions of all the French pilots as they sought to establish their reputation. The toll of danger never affected his unflappably high spirits, but his luck ran out in June 1916 over the skies of Verdun. His letters are filled with his and his fellow pilots exploits, written in fine style and with great detail.Highly recommended.Author -- Chapman, Victor Emmanuel, 1890-1916.Editor -- Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, The Macmillan company, 1917.Original Page Count - 198 pages.Illustrations - 8 Illustrations.

A Soldier Of The Sky [Illustrated Edition]

by Captain George Frederick Campbell, R.F.C.

"Never refuse a fight, is the motto of the Royal Flying Corps." - And so it was with Captain Campbell, one of the earliest British flying aces with five victories to his name. His flying career was abruptly cut short in 1917, after three years in the air, by a bullet which punctured his lung. Filled with tales of his own and his comrades exploits in the air, he wrote his recollections of his wartime service in America on tour as he sought to raise American aid.Author --Captain George Frederick Campbell, R.F.C.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Chicago, Davis printing works, 1918.Original Page Count - 232 pages.Illustrations - Numerous Illustrations.

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