Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War One
Normal Price: $60.00
Your Price: $54.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War One by Clive Semple
Book DescriptionBased upon the remarkable diary of the author's father, Leslie Semple, and his unique photographs, this, is quite simply, the only book on this subject. Flying at 18, Semple's astonishing experience has been meticulously put into context. How do you fly a Handley Page across France in total darkness? The answer is the 'Lighthouse system', just one of the revelations in this unique record of ingenuity and courage. The book is not simply a transcript of the diary - fascinating though it is.With the expert guidance of retired Wing Commander Mawby, Clive Semple has produced an overview of WWI aviation from a new and revelatory perspective. The 200-plus photographs alone, not only from the diary but also from the Imperial War Museum, provide solidly new information. Some of the pictures Leslie took were certainly a court martial offence. Leslie Semple was told when he volunteered for the Flying Corps that it was 'about as safe as infantry'. And notwithstanding the carnage of the trenches, his instructors knew this was a lie.It includes many unpublished photographs from an unarguably unique record of the experience of World War I. It tells a story of intrepidity and sacrifice. It is fully authenticated and prepared by an acknowledged expert on World War I aviation.
Buy Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War One book by Clive Semple from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781862274525
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clive Semple
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Diary of a Night Bomber Pilot in World War One book by Clive Semple and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Clive Semple
Clive Semple has spent many years collating and preparing the diary for publication.. Wing Commander Mawby, now retired and an ex-instructor at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, now the curator of the base's impressive archives, has brought his enormous expertise to bear.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.