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No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI Hardcover – 1 Jun 2013
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His wartime exploits still resonate in the stirring, first-hand narratives contained in this nicely-illustrated book. No Parachute is recommended highly. --Over the Front
One of the best books of its type ever written, No Parachute offers a graphic and spell-binding narrative. This new edition deserves a special place in the bookcase of any self-respecting WWI aviation enthusiast. --WINDSOCK worldwide
This excellent book remains a copper plated gem and has stood the test of time with gusto. Make no mistake; what we have here is a classic which gives a genuinely warm and detailed look at the life of a pilot on a typical fighter squadron during the violent days following Bloody April and into the last year of the war. --War History Online
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Arthur Gould Lee is an author and aviation specialist.
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Biggles may have sustained the fascination with primitive air warfare during the intervening period; but it is this book, No Parachute, that finally reveals that it was all true and helps to unravel some of the unanswered questions, which have been raised in all our minds.
The Author acknowledges that he eventually attained that degree of skill and instinct necessary to survive in aerial combat; but that luck remained the key factor in selecting him as a survivor. The nervous exhaustion, which is only alluded-to in Biggles's story, is soberly acknowledged here; as is the ability of one's Comrades or Commanding Officer to recognise it more clearly than one could oneself. Arthur Gould Lee was a lucky man to emerge with his MC and the rest of his life, to enjoy.