For fans of Fighter Boys and The Dam Busters Guaranteed to tap into the huge market for first-person War stories With a foreword by Group Captain Peter Townsend
Jim Bailey flew fighters throughout World War II, from the Battle of Britain through Gibraltar and the Anzio beach-head to the landing in the south of France. During his lifetime, Jim Bailey also published a collection of poetry and works of anthropology.
'A haunting book ... brilliant' Financial Mail 'It is worthy to stand with the best of air-war memoirs. I've never read a book that was anything like it' Samuel Hynes 'As poignant [a piece of aviation literature] as I have ever read' Sunday Correspondent 'The best airmen are mostly simple people ... but occasionally there arises one, a poet, a philosopher, who succeeds in lending coherent reason to their love ... every airman of our age will feel [Jim Bailey has] given wings to his inmost thoughts' Group Captain Peter Townsend