Some first reviews of Baptism of Fire.

Alex Revell has spent a lifetime researching the men of the Royal Flying Corps. Baptism of Fire examines the first year of the war. The copious illustrations are fascinating with the captions revealing the erudition of the author. The individual portraits of the pilots are a joy! Altogether a wonderful book essential to any Great War air library. Peter Hart. Great War Book Review.

This is a top piece of research which will soon become an essential part of the library of anyone who wants the facts about the birth of the air war. Around 180 remarkable photos stand alongside such a detailed and highly considered text. First rate.  Buy it! Spread the word! Trevor Henshaw. Great War Book Review.

A fresh and comprehensive overview of the role and the development of the Royal Flying Corps from 1912 to August 1915. Highly recommended.  David Filsell. Review editor of the journal of the Western Front Association.  Stand To!