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Title First to fly : the story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American heroes who flew for France in World War I / Charles Bracelen Flood.
Author Flood, Charles Bracelen, author.
Publication New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2015]
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Call # 940.4 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Two deaths trigger thirty-seven million more -- By God I know mighty well what I would do! -- How the new thing grew -- Aspects of the great new dimension -- What manner men? -- Contrasts -- The odds are never good : Clyde Balsley -- he oddsmaker is impersonal : Victor Chapman -- Women at war : Alice Weeks -- More American eagles take to the sky -- There was this man named Bert Hall -- New commanders for a new form of combat -- Shadows of war in the "City of Light" -- Things are different up there, and then on the ground -- Bert Hall as thinker, bartender, and raconteur -- Bad things happen to good new men -- Convenient emergencies -- Unique volunteers -- The war changes men and women, some for better, and some for worse -- Colorful men arrive on the Eastern Front -- A letter from home, to a young man with a secret -- The United States enters the war -- A lion in the air passes the torch, and the Escadrille bids its own lions farewell -- Yvonne! -- Good-bye, Luf. And thank you -- Different American wings in French skies -- the end of a long four years -- L'envoi = Farewell.
Summary Tells the story of the daredevil Americans of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew in French planes, wore French uniforms, and showed the world an American brand of heroism before the United States entered the Great War.
Subject France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- France.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography.
Air pilots, Military -- France -- Biography.
ISBN 9780802123657
0802123651

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