Flying and Soldiering.

London: Ivar Nicholson and Watson, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. pp. 320. With 7 photographic illustrations including frontispiece. In publisher's pale blue cloth stamped in red to spine. With original mottled blue and white dust jacket. Some moderate wear, a few neat tape mends to reverse side, spine a little toned; very good. Scarce in jacket. A fascinating autobiography of a an air observer participating in the Loos campaign and his subsequent role as a fighter pilot with No.12 Squadron. During the Somme offensive in 1916 he was forced down when the fuel pump of his BE2 aircraft failed. Upon capture by the Germans he was imprisoned at Osnabruck and Clausthal until the Armistice. Money then served in the Army and experienced the Irish troubles, before returning to flying with the newly named RAF and later as a commercial aviator. Item #40319

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