By Norman Frank
Written in collaboration with a range of other Great War aviation experts, are essential reference for all those with an interest in the subject. First published in 1995, Black September 1918: WW1’s Darkest Month in the Air, (Grub Street, £20.00, 280pp), the new paperback edition has been expanded and new photographs added. It offers a daily view of weather conditions, events in the air, pilots, aircraft losses and crews as well as victories on Belgian, French, British and American sectors. The book’s fascinating summary and conclusions and three appendices offer important insights into events in the air as the war drew toward its conclusion. Black September is a valuable addition to my aviation collection. It is an excellent work, almost certainly definitive reference.