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Fire in the Sky: The Australian Flying Corps in the First World War

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The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps—a tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches

"I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life. A pressure of a thumb, a short burst, a puff of smoke, a flash of flame, a hole on the clouds—and
Paperback, 404 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Allen & Unwin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Tony Calder
There are many books covering Australia's involvement in World War I, but not so many that concentrate on our involvement in the air war. This book fills that gap excellently.

The first half of the book covers the Middle East, which is where the first Australian squadron was based. The author combines a mix of action reports, and stories about some of the individuals involved. Through this story, the book presents the way that the air war developed as leaders gained a better understanding of the
This was a great book, I enjoyed it and learnt a lot.
It has many entries from the dairies of the pilots, mechanics and observers in the AFC.
It's especially sad though because you often hear the story's of the men who die.
A good read.
Brian Grinter
A thoroughly enjoyable read covering the achievements of the AFC in the First World War. Readers will be surprised to learn just how much Australia was involved in flying during this period. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in Australia aviation.
Brett Hestelow
I found it at first hard to get into but i think it was probably me due to tiredness etc But overall i really liked it .

Would Recommend to those interested in the Subject , which has been long Neglected!
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