In Our Youth: The Lives, Adventures, and Sacrifices of Early Canadian Flyers
by Angus Scully (9x6 inches, 288 pages)
Using long-forgotten photographs from provincial archives, formerly confidential military records, and precious family collections, In Our Youth: The Lives, Adventures, and Sacrifices of Early Canadian Flyers shares the stories of 32 young, Canadian pilots in the First World War—a time when flying was pure adventure and danger.
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“From a picture of twenty-nine young men standing in front of a biplane, Scully aptly describes each one. Also featured are Osborne Orr, Earl Godfrey, and George Trim, three pilots who helped build Canada’s aviation industry in the 1920s and 1930s. This, plus the black and white photos of the pilots and their planes make In Our Youth a fascinating read.”
Roger Gunn, author of Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight and Masters of the Air: The Great War Pilots McLeod, McKeever and MacLaren
“Angus Scully has created a picture of early Canadian aviation. Using a group photo of pilot trainees, he weaves together their tales of heroism or tragedy with Canada’s early aviation history and First World War aviators. Scully has created a history of this period that young readers will easily understand.”
Mathias Joost, retired from the Directorate of History, Department of National Defence
“From a single photo of twenty-nine young men in front of an aircraft in 1916, Scully teases out their respective stories: how they learned to fly, fought—and sometimes died—over French battlefields, then returned to play pioneering roles in Canadian aviation. Accessible, well researched, and fascinatingly personal.”
Keith C. Ogilvie, editor of Failed to Return: Canada’s Bomber Command Sacrifice in the Second World War
"Angus Scully takes readers on a fascinating journey into the world of Canada’s Great War pilots, the young men who flew the Sopwith Camels and Handley-Pages over Germany and France. In Our Youth honours these heroes by telling their riveting stories."
James Thayer, author of House of Eight Orchids