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Title: An Aviator's Field Book  Being the field reports of Oswald Bölcke, from August 1,  1914 to October 28, 1916 Author: Oswald Bölcke Translator: Robert Reynold Hirsch Release Date: September 17, 2009 [EBook #30011] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK AN AVIATOR'S FIELD BOOK ***
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AN AVIATOR’S FIELD BOOK
Being the Field Reports of Oswald Bölcke, from August 1, 1914, to October 28, 1916 TRANSLATED FROM THEGERMAN BY ROBERT REYNOLD HIRSCH, M.E. WITH AFOREWORD BY JOSEPH E. RIDDER, M.E.
 
1917 NATIONAL MILITARY PUBLISHING CO. 1919 BROADWAY, NEW YORK
Colonel Oswald Bölcke’s Last Picture
CONTENTS
FOREWORD INTRODUCTION FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR TO THE FIRST VICTORY
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PILOT OF A BATTLEPLANE59 LEAVE OF ABSENCE131 TO THE FORTIETH VICTORY180
ILLUSTRATIONS
FACING  PAGE Colonel Oswald Bölcke’s Last PictureFrontispeiec After His First Victory32 The Enemy’s Aeroplane in Ruins33 The Master-Flier and His Men64 Bölcke and His Brother Wilhelm, September, 1914 Donning His Flying Dress An Aviator Bombarded with Shrapnel Among His Comrades German Marine Aviators on a Field Near the North Sea Ready for the Start Bölcke and His Brother Max in France (August, 1916) One of His Last Victims Starting on His Last Ride, October 28, 1916—5P.M.
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FOREWORD BYJOSEPHE. RIDDER An unassuming book, still one of those which grip the reader from beginning to end. When the author started to write his daily impressions and adventures, it was to keep in touch with his people, to quiet those who feared for his safety every moment, and at the same time to give them a clear idea of his life. Without boastin , modestl and naturall , he describes the
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