Winged Victor. A Biography of V. M. Yeates the author of Winged Victory.

(Ramsbottom): Springwater Books, 2004,

First Edition. octavo, pictorial card wrappers. xii, 228 pp. Springwater Books, Item #30769

Winged Victor is a biography of Victor M. Yeates, a World War I Sopwith Camel Pilot with No. 46 and 80 Squadrons, whose novel, Winged Victory, is widely considered to be one of the classics on aerial warfare in the Great War. Yeates relied heavily on his own experiences when flying on the Western Front in 1918 and was written when he was in and out of TB sanitoriums. Winged Victor explores the factual aspects of Yeates' book through a detailed examination of his logbook entries, letters to his family, and the official Squadron records. A well written account illustrated with a map and over 70 photographs. With a foreword by Guy Yeates. The book contains a previously unseen chapter of Winged Victory omitted from the original publication. As new.

Price: $55.00