From the Edward Hall Diary Collection, Edited by Celia Miller and Alex Miller and Introduced by Nicholas Best
Avoiding Archie is the account of one man's experience of the First World War - as seen from 7000 feet above. This is the daily diary of Captain E. G. S. Walker, of the Royal Flying Corps, one of a group of intrepid flyers who took to the skies above Belgium and France in the Great War. Walker records in fascinating detail the thrill of flight and combat with German pilots, life at war and the trials of simply getting these early aircraft into the sky.
The manuscript diary is transcribed here in full by Celia Miller, Wigan Archives Volunteer, with a fascinating introduction to the life of Captain Walker by author and historian, Nicholas Best. The original diary forms part of the Edward Hall Diary Collection, held by Wigan Archives & Local Studies.
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