War Letters of Kiffin Yates Rockwell, Foreign Legionnaire and Aviator, France, 1914-1916. Paul Ayres ROCKWELL.
War Letters of Kiffin Yates Rockwell, Foreign Legionnaire and Aviator, France, 1914-1916.

War Letters of Kiffin Yates Rockwell, Foreign Legionnaire and Aviator, France, 1914-1916.

Garden City: Printed at The Country Life Press, 1925,

First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. (xxx), 202pp. Printed at The Country Life Press, Item #30249

Kiffin Rockwell joined the Foreign Legion in France in 1914 and transferred to aviation in 1915 taking training at Avord and Pau. He joined the Escadrille Lafayette at the front on April 20, 1916 and was killed in combat on September 23, 1916. In his introduction, Paul Rockwell presents a brief biographical sketch of his brother Kiffin then divides his letters into three sections: Letters from New York and London; Letters from the Foreign Legion; and Letters from the Aviation. Included are reprints from the Charlestown News and Courier, L'Illustration, Journal de Geneve, James McConnell's Flying for France, and a poem written in memory of Kiffin Rockwell by Edgar Lee Masters. An excellent work providing information on the Escadrille Lafayette and many of the personalities connected with it. Gilt stamping on spine faded, cloth at top and bottom of spine worn, three corners scuffed slightly exposing board. Title-page and frontispiece mildly foxed.

Price: $450.00