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Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Cuz I don't no nuthin' bout birthin' no bi-planes!

Worth getting?

Winged Victory

by V. M. Yeates

Winged Victory is a 1934 novel by English World War I fighter pilot Victor Maslin Yeates that is widely regarded as a classic description of aerial combat and the futility of war. The novel concerns World War I, the existence pilots lead and the fear involved in flying early biplanes. Its protagonist, Tom Cundall, plans to leave the Royal Air Force when his service is up and live on a West Country farm with his friends. However, by the time he is due to leave the Air Force, all his friends have "gone west". This leaves him a broken man. The narrative combination of action, pathos, humour and humility set against the huge casualties of the RAF in 1918 makes Winged Victory one of the classics of Great War literature.The book is semi-autobiographical, V. M. Yeates having served with 46 Squadr…

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Nonfiction
Size: 438 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2017 onward PDT/PST

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Vigilant12 Jan 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

Well worth it. Of its time but by someone who had lived it. And free… bargain.

MajorB12 Jan 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

If it's free, what have you got to lose?

wrgmr112 Jan 2017 12:24 p.m. PST

Methinks it's time I bought a Kindle.

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