London: Buchan & Enright, (1985),
First Softbound Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (vi), 456pp. Buchan & Enright, Item #24516
With Henry Williamson's Tribute to Yeates and a Preface to the New Edition. There is no bitter snarl nor self-pity in this classic novel about the air war of 1914-1918, based very largely on the author's experiences. Combat, loneliness, fatigue, fear, comradeship, women, excitement - all are built into a vigorous and authentic structure by one of the most valiant pilots of the then Royal Flying Corps. A fine, clean copy.