The General Perspective

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  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    More from the R.A.F.

    This is a second impression, but it's in good nick for the age, and the retro-dustjacket makes it much more desirable to me than the modern reprints.

    Bennett himself is entertainingly opinionated (notably on the post-war environment), but at least he has the virtue of having being as dedicated and exacting in his own conduct as he was with his men.

    There are, I think, at least two later biographies of him, but I they're much further down the list than the man's own story.

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    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Another airman, one that I didn't know a lot about. The jacket's a trifle faded, but it's an unread first edition.

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  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I've come across another biography of a famous Air Chief Marshal, in this case a recently written one.
    It's been positively reviewed, but the price is horrible:
    • RRP: £43.50
    I might pick up a copy, but it's further down on the long list. I don't feel inclined to reward those who think this is the way to garner a readership.

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    Preview Available:
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    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    This one has seen better days and is fairly plain in appearance, but it is somewhat hard to come across. The author died in 1946, about four years after his book was published.

    Douglas Brownrigg - Wikipedia

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