Books: Battle Above Olympus

SIGNED WITH THEIR HONOUR—James Aid ridge—Little, Brown ($2.50).

This is the story of Squadron 80, a group of British pilots who flew up from Egypt to help the Greeks against the Italians and Germans. It is also the love story of Flying Officer John Quayle and the Greek girl he married in the welter of the British retreat to Crete. But above all it is the story of the planes, the mechanical heroes of Squadron 80.

They were fighting planes of a breed that is almost extinct—old Gladiator biplanes with none of the weight and speed...

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