American aviators have been stated by their Commander-in-Chief to be without equals in daring or fighting ability. It is fitting that the great organisation of which they form the apex should be worthy of the traditions they have set. If this book serves to bring about a fairer and more complete judgement of the situation, if it explains the romance and achievements as well as the difficulties and failures if the aviation project, I shall feel it has been worth while. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.