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HEROES OF THE SUNLIT SKY by Arch Whitehouse/WORLD WAR I

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-----HEROES OF THE SUNLIT SKY by Arch Whitehouse. Herein you will find exciting biographical vignettes of 134 air heroes of the First World War from both sides of the conflict----compiled by a noted military authority who was himself an ace in World War 1. The First World War was notable for many innovations in warfare, including the development of the airplane as a combat weapon. The military leaders of the time were without a clear concept of the function of aviation in warfare. It was the new breed of soldier, the fighting pilots, who realized the potential of their flying weapons and they made up their own rules as they went along. It is these extraordinary men who are the subject of this unusual volume of aviation history. Extensively researched by aviation historian Arch Whitehouse, each biography is a brief but dramatic portrait of fliers from all the great contending forces----American, British Empire, French, Belgian and German----whose outstanding achievements and unusual backgrounds brought a special spirit to the first great war in the air. They were fighters who did more than run up lengthy scores. As the author reveals, all performed with a certain elan, a style that was proudly military. Piloting primitive aircraft with unreliable weapons, the flyers depicted in HEROES OF THE SUNLIT SKY exhibited a dauntlessness curiously common to both sides of the line. The war they fought in the skies over the Western Front was the last of the kind in which men, not weapons, would play the major role. HEROES OF THE SUNLIT SKY is a tribute to airmen whose heroism, patriotism and dedication to duty will not soon be forgotten. Well-known for his military histories and air adventure stories, Arch Whitehouse was a British gunner and fighter pilot in World War I, earning sixteen air victories and the rank of Acting Captain. PLUS---there are OVER 75 historic photographs! You are bidding on the stated Doubleday First Edition from 1967. Other than a back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in minty-mint condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.--and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this marvelous, impossible-to-find MILITARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE? COME VISIT MY STORE!! CLICK HERE---
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