The Flying Aces of World War I

Author(s): 
Gene Gurney
Copyright: 
1965
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Number of pages: 
185 pages
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Biographies of eight famous flyers of World War I - from both sides of the War. From an historical perspective we see how quickly the war caused innovations in the fledgling aircraft industry. From a human perspective we admire the bravery of these men and the significant impact they had on the war. We see the awfulness of war as most of these great "aces" did not survive the war. Most surprising is the respect they held for their counterparts on the other side - during the funeral of one flyer, an enemy plane flew over and dropped a wreath to honor the dead. This is a fascinating and compelling living book to aid in the study of World War I.Includes index.

Review Date: 
11-16-99
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