German Air Forces, 1914 - 18
Ian Sumner ( 1953 ) was born in Eccles ( Greater Manchester, England ). He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle upon Tyne ( Tyne and Wear, England ) but now devotes himself to full - time writing. He has written numerous titles for Osprey, some books about French armed forces during the First World War, and also several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife. ( sources : ospreypublishing.com, Wikipedia, iansumner.blogspot.com ).