Arthur Gould Lee was born in 1894 and served in the Sherwood Foresters, RFC, and RAF from 1915 to 1946 when he retired as an air vice-marshal. He took up writing on retirement from the RAF and published eight nonfiction books, all of which have become classics in aviation nonfiction.
`Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless account.' Britain at War; `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; `His wartime exploits still resonate in the stirring, first-hand narratives contained in this nicely illustrated book.' Over the Front; `An excellent work. 10/10.' The Great War; `This new edition deserves a special place in the bookcase of any self-respecting WWI aviation enthusiast.' WINDSOCK Worldwide; `Fascinating insight to the life of a fighter pilot. This is one of the classic pieces of aviation literature.' Cross & Cockade International