Drawing on research in 17 different archives around the world this book presents an original and compelling perspective on Australian involvement in the Great War and a re-evaluation of air power’s impact on that conflict.

The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps - a tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches from which only one in two emerged unscathed.

A gripping account of history’s first trans-Pacific flight based on co-pilot Charles Ulm’s log book – an extraordinary journey undertaken by four very different men who, despite almost insurmountable challenges, made aviation history.