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A Splendid Little War
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Derek Robinson (Author)
Publisher: Quercus
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857052292
ISBN-13: 978-0857052292
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism 'strangled in its cradle'. So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. 'There's a splendid little war going on,' a British staff officer told them. 'You'll like it.' Looked like fun. But the war was neither splendid nor little. It was big and it was brutal, a grim conflict of attrition, marked by incompetence and corruption. Before it ended, the squadron wished that both sides would lose. If that was a joke, nobody was laughing.
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Allen Peck's WWI Letters Home - 1917-1919
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1917-1919: U.S. Army WW I Pilot Assigned to France
By Charles Peck
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (August 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0595362230
ISBN-13: 978-0595362233
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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The Dawn Patrol
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Actors: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Melville Cooper
Director: Edmund Goulding
Format: Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of DVD discs: 1
Rating: Not rated
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
Run Time: 103 minutes

Summary: Remake of Howard Hawks' 1930 film about the deep seated rivalries between World War I Royal Flying Corps pilots stationed in France in 1915. Errol Flynn and David Niven star as roustabout French Corp fighter pilots who come face-to-face with the harsh realities of war. Basil Rathbone is outstanding as the Squadron Commander.
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| Total Clicks: 9862 | Report Broken Link |
Actors: James Franco, Scott Hazell, Mac McDonald, Philip Winchester, Todd Boyce
Directors: Tony Bill
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English

Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, this action-packed epic tells the tale of America's first fighter pilots. These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared, becoming true heroes who experience triumph, tragedy, love, and loss amid the chaos of World War I. Hang on for the ride of your life!
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Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War
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by Owen Gordon Thetford
Unknown Binding: 126 pages
Publisher: Harborough Pub. Co.; distributed by H. Marshall & Sons, Ltd. [London] (1946)
Language: English
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Above the Lines
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The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey, Russell Guest
Hardcover: 259 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 10.02 x 7.16
Publisher: Grub Street the Basement; (January 1994)
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Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One
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by Peter Grosz, George Haddow, Peter Schiemer
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: FLYING MACHINES PRESS (January 2002)
Language: English
ISBN: 1891268058

Here is the most comprehensive, detailed and accurate story of these exotic aircraft ever written. It covers all manufacturers and their planes and provides important information on armament, flying units and more. Line iIlustrations in standard scales (1/48 and 1/72) make this a must purchase for modelers as well.
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Classic WWI Aircraft Profiles - Volume 1
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Fokker Fighters, SE5 & 5A, Siemens-Schuckert, British & American DH4, Curtiss Jenny, SPAD Fighters, De Havilland DH1 & DH2
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Cerberus Publishing (April 5, 2005)
ISBN: 1841451010
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Above the Trenches
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A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces, 1915-1920
by Christopher Shores, Norman Franks, Russell Guest
Hardcover: 456 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.50 x 10.25 x 7.75
Publisher: Grub Street the Basement; (January 1991)
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French Military Aeronautical Branch Badges Up to 1918
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by Philippe Bartlett
Paperback: 386 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 11.22 x 8.52
Publisher: Casemate Pub; Bilingual edition (May 1, 2002)
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