"It is said that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. However, the statistics relating to the life expectancy of aircrew in the Second World War are beyond dispute. Of course things varied as the pendulum swung back and forth and as the fighting shirted from theatre to theatre, but at no time were their chances of survival anything but extremely poor. Nevertheless, there were always plenty of volunteers willing to challenge the odds in this new and, for the most part, largely experimental field of combat.
This book pays tribute to the quite remarkable bravery y of those young men who risked, and all too often lost, their lives for their country during the war. The author, himself a distinguished Royal Air Force officer, has, perforce, had to single out twenty-one men to represent 'The Many' to whom he dedicates the book; but he has chosen them with care to illustrate, as far as possible, the wide scope of the duties of the Royal Air Force in wartime."
Book pages and cover are in fine condition. The uncut dust cover has some light marking, but is otherwise in very good condition.