Eastern Nights - And Flights

Eastern Nights - And Flights

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"[...]ripped through my tank-the only circumstance which, at that moment, could have put my Nieuport out of action. The petrol gushed over my trousers, and swirled round the floor of the cockpit. I turned south, and was ready to make a last-hope effort to reach the trenches before all the fuel had disappeared, when I received a second shock. On looking over the side, I was horrified to find that underneath the tank the fuselage was black and smouldering. Next instant some wicked-looking sparks merged into a little flame, licking and twisting across the centre of the fuselage. A thrill of fear that was so intense as to be almost physical went through me as I switched off, banked the bus over to the left as far as the joystick would allow, and, holding up its nose with opposite rudder, went down in a vertical side-slip-the only possible chance of getting to earth before the machine really[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555695
  • 9781507555699