Canvas Falcons Men And Planes Of WW1

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 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 MaxBased 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 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 America s own Eddie Rickenbacker, whose 26 kills came in little than a year of actual combat Examining the technological aspects of combat aviation, the development use of weapons such as the zeppelin the machine gun, and the incredible teamwork of famous fighter squadrons, Longstreet captures both the romance the horror of combat above the Western Front.
Canvas Falcons Men And Planes Of WW 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

  • Title: Canvas Falcons Men And Planes Of WW1
  • Author: Stephen Longstreet
  • ISBN: 9781566196697
  • Page: 195
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “Canvas Falcons Men And Planes Of WW1”

    1. Excellent book about the very young men who flew in combat during World War One. I am very glad to have discovered Longstreet's effort to bring us into the cockpit. Most books I have read regarding aviation in the first world war tend to gloss over the personalities and personal stories of the aviators. Most tend to give much detail in regards the aircraft in use and inevitably fall into repeating the oft told stories of bravery in the air, aerial knighthood, good sporting and the mythology that [...]

    2. The Canvas Falcons’ cover says the book is about “The Planes of World War I and the Men Who Flew Them,” and it is. There is little about their strategic employment and the practices of Trenchard or Mitchell. We’re seeing the war from the viewpoint of the aviators themselves and it can get gritty in places. There are some lengthy quotations to convey this feeling. The book, a narrative not a study, is an easy enough read. There are a number of factual errors, however and the author’s di [...]

    3. This book was my absolute favorite as a young kid. It may seem a bit dry to the casual observer but the stories of this romantic era of aerial combat really thrilled me when I was young and still entertain me now.

    4. This book is widely-- and correctly-- panned for its inaccuracies and speculative passages. That said, it is an enjoyable read if one is aware of its faults and accepts it as an entertaining lightweight history of air warfare in WWI.

    5. This is an entertaining and informative look at a seldom reflected upon chapter of our world's history.

    6. An enjoyable and easy read. reviews suggest it may not be as accurate as one might hope, but it's certainly a good introduction for those curious about the topic.

    7. Canvas Falcons explores the development of military into and through the first World War. It also looks at the inventors, designers, and pilots of the period. Good insight.

    8. One of the most succinct, well-written and engaging accounts of aerial combat during the Great War that I have ever read.

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