Canvas Falcons

Canvas Falcons

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by Steven Longstreet
     
 

Based on documents written by the great aces and interviews with survivors, this story of the air war in Europe re-creates a world where men too young to have known much of life discovered new ways of killing and dying. Here are the true stories of the famous flyers on both sides of the conflict: Manfred von Richthofen—"The Red Baron"—who shot down 80… See more details below

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Based on documents written by the great aces and interviews with survivors, this story of the air war in Europe re-creates a world where men too young to have known much of life discovered new ways of killing and dying. Here are the true stories of the famous flyers on both sides of the conflict: Manfred von Richthofen—"The Red Baron"—who shot down 80 enemy planes; Max Immelmann, who extended the combat capabilities of the aircraft with his innovative aerial maneuvers; one-eyed British ace Mick Mannock who brought down 73 German planes; and America's own Eddie Rickenbacker, whose 26 kills came in little more than a year of actual combat. Examining the technological aspects of combat aviation, the development and use of weapons such as the zeppelin and the machine gun, and the incredible teamwork of famous fighter squadrons, Longstreet captures both the romance and the horror of combat above the Western Front.

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ISBN-13:
9781566196697
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/1995
Pages:
365

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