A classic memoir of WWI flying. Wind in the Wires, first published in 1933, paints a vivid picture of early war training and combat, from the already outmoded Maurice Farman Longhorn, to the relatively sophisticated Bristol B.E.2.

After training at Shoreham as an eighteen year old Grinnell-Milne was posted in 1915 to 16 Squadron near Merville. His time was not happy, discipline and morale were poor. In May 1915 he was shot down and spent two years as a prisoner of war, finally escaping and returning to England. Officially banned from further fighting, he managed to return to the front to fly with the famed 56 Squadron, in and S.E. 5a.

The author’s eye for detail, sense of humour, and truly hair raising experience makes this a charming and riveting read to rank with the greats…

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Authored by Duncan Grinnell-Milne and published by Grub Street of London in 2014. Hard cover bound, this reprint edition is in Fine condition, with a Fine dust jacket and plastic covering. The size of the book is 219x139x28mm. ISBN 9781909808010.

238pp. Clean and well bound. No inscriptions, annotations or markings.