Aces High Alan Clark

ISBN: 9780760716762

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Hardcover

192 pages


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Aces High  by  Alan Clark

Aces High by Alan Clark
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At the outbreak of the First World War, aviation was still an incipient adventure, filled with promise, steeped in danger, tinged with romance, and completely untested. Airplanes were such shockingly fragile concoctions of wire, wood, and metal thatMoreAt the outbreak of the First World War, aviation was still an incipient adventure, filled with promise, steeped in danger, tinged with romance, and completely untested.

Airplanes were such shockingly fragile concoctions of wire, wood, and metal that to fly in one was a supreme act of courage -- or sheer insanity, depending on your point of view! Yet in spite of their experimental status, planes played an increasingly important role as the war dragged on.This lavishly illustrated book traces the fates of idealistic young flyers who signed on in 1914 and either lost their lives or grew into the embittered but courageous aces of the wars later years.

The powerful account of war in the air follows the combat squadrons of all sides on the Western Front. Presenting fascinating profiles of such airmen as Manfred von Richthofen, Albert Ball, and Mick Mannock, the book includes wonderful archival photographs and detailed drawings of planes like the Albatros DI-III, the Niuport 17 Scout, and the famous Sopwith Camel.

Black-and-white photos and illustrations.



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