Sagittarius Rising By Cecil Lewis

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Sent to France with the Royal Flying Corps at just 17, and later a member of the famous 56 Squadron, Cecil Lewis was an illustrious and passionate fighter pilot of World War I, described by Bernard Shaw in 1935 as “a thinker, a master of words, and a bit of a poet.” In this vivid and spirited account the author evocatively sets his love of the skies and flying against his bitter experience of the horrors of war, as we follow his progress from France and the battlefields of the Somme, to his pioneering defence of London against deadly nighttime raids

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Pre-owned. With dust jacket. Bound in blue cloth with silver titles on the spine. Some tearing to the dust jacket (no material missing) and a little tanning. Contents leaning slightly. Hardcover. Published by Heinemann Peter Davies 1983. Weight 457g

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Weight 0.457 kg