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Flying Corps Headquarters, 1914-1918

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Maurice Baring made an unlikely soldier but during the First World War, at the age of forty, he obtained a commission and became Private Secretary to Hugh Trenchard, Commander of the Royal Flying Corps in France, and, later on, creator of the Royal Air Force.

Drawn from letters and diaries, Baring describes the momentous war years that forged the flying services. The embry
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Paperback, 313 pages
Published December 1st 1990 by Cimino Publishing Group (first published 1920)
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A veritable daily diary recording the evolution of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) between 1914 and 1918 by the author, who served as Private Secretary to the senior officer of the RFC, Hugh "Boom" Trenchard. Baring was a man of many talents and the clarity and liveliness of his writing attests to that. ...more
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This is a reprint of a journal written during WWI by a man closely associated with the establishment and growth of the British flying corps in Europe.
It is hearing history as it is being made a century ago with the innovations of the time, the timelessness of wartime suffering, battlefront humor and camaraderie. His writing brings to life this particular arena of a time and a war so different, yet so like our own. From our perspective, all these years later, it is amazing what these men were abl
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