Название: Flying Corps Headquarters 1914-1918
Автор: Maurice Baring
Издательство: G. Bell and Sons
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One of the most unlikely midwives to the fledgling Royal Flying Corps was the literary, fashionable and unsoldierly figure of Maurice Baring. In 1914, aged 40, he obtained a commission in the Intelligence Corps, bought himself some khaki, got help with the tying of his puttees, and set off for France to be Private Secretary to the RFC's senior officer, a post held from 1915 by the redoubtable 'Boom' Trenchard. Flying Corps HQ, drawn from Baring's letters and diaries, describes the momentous and historic war years that forged the flying services, where Trenchard's resounding 'Make a note of that, Baring' became a well worn RFC expression. The embryo RAF was fortunate in Baring the staff officer, and also in having so witty and observant a writer to chronicle its early years.