WAR STORY, by Derek Robinson. (A Cassell Military Paperback) Novel
Another great novel by Derek Robinson about RAF adventures in the skies above France in 1916. Hero of the story is Oliver Paxton, a naive young patriot eager to prove himself to king and country. But two months in the skies over the Somme changes all that. THe terrible reality of aerial combat, coupled with the lax morals and casual cruelty of his fellow pilots, takes its toll, and the patriotic Paxton becomes as disillusioned as those around him. Soft cover. 344 pages.