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By Walter Briscoe,H. Russell Stannard

ISBN-10: 144562236X

ISBN-13: 9781445622361

What Manfred von Richthofen was once to Germany, Albert Ball used to be to nice Britain: each one, on the time, used to be the superstar flip of his state and Richthofen might describe Ball as 'by some distance the simplest English flying man'. whilst Ball used to be killed in could 1917, in the course of a dogfight with Richthofen's Jasta eleven, his physique used to be buried with complete army honours, and while the demise used to be introduced it was once foreign information. This seminal biography of Ball was once first published after his loss of life and contours tributes by means of then leading Minister David Lloyd George, box Marshal Haig and significant normal Sir Hugh Trenchard, founding father of the RAF. It tells the tale of this boy, slightly twenty on the peak of his popularity, who scored forty-four proven kills but was once capable of deal with conflict within the air as a sport.

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