FLAMMER, Philip M.
Title: Vivid Air : The Lafayette Escadrille.
Publisher:  University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia , 1981, ISBN:0820305375
Seller ID: 88877
FLAMMER, Philip M. The Vivid Air : The Lafayette Escadrille. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, (1981). Pp [i]-xi,(3),1-249,(1),+ 16 pp plates.Maps. Index. 8vo, silver paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. " The Vivid Air recreates the story of the famed Lafayette Escadrille, the American volunteer unit which fought with the French during World War I. The Lafayette Escadrille came into existence as a unique and elite squadron, destined for world renown even before it flew its first mission. The stirringinitiative of the Americans in volunteering to fight and fly for France lo ng before their own country entered the war ignited the admiration of the world. Their role as the "vanguard of American volunteers" and the remarkably high calibre of the Lafayette Escadrille pilots easily set them apart. The glamour of aviation in the Great War, a direct consequence of the grim, heroless contest on the ground, highlighted combat flying and gave pilots a special place in the public imagination.” - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00