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Post by LCaulkins » March 10th, 2020, 9:58 am

War Flying by a Pilot by Lessel Finer Hutcheon (1897 - 1962).

(to be edited) This little volume of “Theta’s” letters to his home people is offered in the hope that it may prove useful, and not for glory or reward. The Royal Flying Corps in war-time works in secret. Many of our gallant lads would gladly become pilots if they knew how to set to work, and, approximately, what they would have to face. When “Theta” decided to try to enter the service he had nothing to go on save a determination to “get there” and a general idea of the difficulty of achieving his purpose. His careless and unstudied notes, written at odd moments in the work of training and of war, do show how a public-schoolboy may become a flying officer and how he may fare thereafter. Names, dates, and places, about which the Censor might have concern, have been concealed, and extraneous matters have been omitted. The letters are a cheery and light-hearted record, and may stimulate others. From first to last they have not contained a grumble.

It should be understood, however, that the experiences of the writer must not be taken as typical of those of all pilots at the front. The R.F.C. has different squadrons for different duties, and different types of machines suited to the nature of those duties. In the faster type of machine it is possible to do better and more dangerous work, and, even in one’s own squadron, the duties of a colleague may have been more onerous and more trying than those described. In a fighting squadron the pilot may have almost daily combats in the air; in another, he may have very long and very trying reconnaissance work. “Compared with that of some squadrons,” writes “Theta,” “our work is pleasant.” ( book's preface)
Volunteers outside the USA: L. F. Hutcheon died in 1962. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and in Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).

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Post by KevinS » March 10th, 2020, 11:20 am

Excellent choice. I'll take Book 1, if you'll allow it.
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Post by LCaulkins » March 10th, 2020, 11:50 am

I will be glad to have you on board, Kevin :)

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Post by alg1001 » March 11th, 2020, 8:25 pm

Hi Lynette,
This is set up now. I'll move you to Readers Wanted tomorrow.
Cheers!
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Post by LCaulkins » March 12th, 2020, 8:10 am

Thanks so much, Amy :)
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Post by LCaulkins » March 12th, 2020, 8:12 am

KevinS wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 11:20 am
Excellent choice. I'll take Book 1, if you'll allow it.
Hey, Kevin, I'm breaking this up into smaller sections than the Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 division would do. I thought it would be nice for readers to have some smallish sections to choose for group projects.

So when I get the MW loaded, just tell me if you still want the entire Book 1, or only parts of it. :)
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Post by KevinS » March 12th, 2020, 8:59 am

LCaulkins wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 8:12 am
KevinS wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 11:20 am
Excellent choice. I'll take Book 1, if you'll allow it.
Hey, Kevin, I'm breaking this up into smaller sections than the Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 division would do. I thought it would be nice for readers to have some smallish sections to choose for group projects.

So when I get the MW loaded, just tell me if you still want the entire Book 1, or only parts of it. :)
Will do! (Smaller sections is a good idea.)
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Post by LCaulkins » March 12th, 2020, 10:20 am

OK, Amy -

This is ready for readers.

I chose to break it into smaller sections for two reasons:

1 - provide a good number of smaller, fun recording sessions for readers - particularly nice for newer members

2 - aesthetics. This is epistolary, with a lot of break-ups in each section, so it would fall easier on the listener's ear in shorter sections.
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Post by KevinS » March 12th, 2020, 11:20 am

I'll start with 2 and see what's what. I really don't want to gobble this all up.
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Post by LCaulkins » March 12th, 2020, 11:30 am

It's yours :)
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Post by KevinS » March 12th, 2020, 2:32 pm

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Post by LCaulkins » March 12th, 2020, 3:53 pm

Thank you, Kevin!
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Post by alg1001 » March 12th, 2020, 6:58 pm

I am a fan of small sections. :)
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Post by johnb2 » March 13th, 2020, 7:07 am

Sections 3-4-5 please

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Post by LCaulkins » March 13th, 2020, 7:45 am

Thanks, John. They are yours!
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