Gentleman Air Ace - The Duncan Bell-Irving Story

Gentleman Air Ace - The Duncan Bell-Irving Story

By: O'Kiely, Elizabeth

Price: $22.50


Signed by Author; Bottom corners a little bumped. ; Inscribed by O'Kiely, Duncan Bell-Irving's daughter, on half-title page. DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 216 pages; Bell-Irving was the 1st native-born Canadian to become an air ace in WWI and went on to do elite pilot training. His influential family sent seven members to serve during the war. "At the outbreak of the war, all six of the wealthy Bell-Irving brothers joined up and were sent overseas. Duncan served with the infantry in the trenches in France, before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, where he found himself pitted in combat against such notorious German pilots as Immelman and the Red Baron. Wounded, Duncan convalesced in a London hospital run by the aristocratic Lady Ridley.Enlivened by photographs and excerpts from Duncan's journals and letters, Gentleman Air Ace is a captivating story, and a tribute to a real Canadian hero."

Title: Gentleman Air Ace - The Duncan Bell-Irving Story

Author Name: O'Kiely, Elizabeth

Categories: Aviation, Militaria, Canada,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 1992

ISBN Number: 1550170775

ISBN Number 13: 9781550170771

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 8193

Keywords: Aviation Bell-Irving WWI