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ID
b158
Title
"Yours Is The Earth."
Genre
Story
Page Count
4
Word Count
1090
Publisher
Britain
News Chronicle
Royal Air Force Journal
Publication Year
1942
Document Types
First-Person Narratives
Flying Officer X Stories
Topics
Pilots, Death, War

A brief A "Flying Officer X" portrait of a pilot whose wife and family were killed in a blitz, one of those "who are slightly insane in their desire to equal the score and who are talked about in messes long after they are dead." In the News Chronicle (June 3, 1942), There's Something In The Air (1943), How Sleep The Brave and Other Stories (1943), Britain (December 1943), Something In The Air (1944), The Stories of Flying Officer 'X' (1952), Fair Stood the Wind for France Together with Two Short Stories (1971). Reprinted with the title "Christmas Trees in the Sky" in the Royal Air Force Journal (November/December 1943).