War Story

War Story

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Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France. Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone else - especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet - a pompous bastard. This is 1916, the year of the Somme, giving Paxton precious little time to grow from innocent to veteran.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 220g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • MacLehose Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857052268
  • 9780857052261
  • 180,753

About Derek Robinson

Derek Robinson read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.show more