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Sagittarius Rising
Sagittarius Rising
by Cecil Lewis
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best First World War Fighter pilot memoir, 14 April 2001
This review is from: Sagittarius Rising (Paperback)
Cecil Lewis is above all gifted writer. He gives the reader a rare insight into the life of a young man during the first world war and shortly afterwards.
A "bit of a Poet" he tells us of his experience as he trains to be a pilot and then during active duty.
This memoir lets us see through his eyes what live was like. Perhaps we see it better for he has a keen eye for detail and is both sensitive and perceptive.
The flying and combat scenes are perhaps the best ever written.

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