Vivid Air : The Lafayette Escadrille.

By: FLAMMER, Philip M.

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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

Title: Vivid Air : The Lafayette Escadrille.

Author Name: FLAMMER, Philip M.

Categories: 41,

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia , 1981, ISBN:0820305375:

Seller ID: 88877

Keywords: MILITARY AVIATION WORLD WAR ONE WW1 HISTORY LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE SQUADRON UNITED STATES AMERICAN FLYING FLYERS AVIATORS,