Interesting story from Knights of the air book
Heres a story I found in a book I have called Knights of the air.It takes place early in the war.Here it is!
"...airman of both sides again found themselves living off the open countryside.They bivouacked in haystacks,under the wings of their planes or in lean-to shelters made of broken airplane sections.They foraged for eggs and chickens,milked cows,shot rabbits and partridges,and cooked in cutoff petrol cans.As the fall weather deteriorated into wet,gutsy storms,they pegged down their palnes against the wind and the lucky ones crawled into barns to sleep,while others curled up under ponchos in their drenched cockpits.
They fought when they could.In one classic confrontation between the old chivalry and the new,a detachment of horsemen actually charged against a squadron of aircraft.A farmer in the Aisne river district northeast of Paris had informed the French cavalry that German planes had landed nearby.At 3 a.m. the cavalrymen,aproaching the landing field as quietly as possible,drew their sabers and charged.A German machinegun mounted on a guardian automobile cut down 12 of the attacking horsemen,but the rest managed to destroy a number of airplanes.
"Here above us,there is a man twenty meters above the earth,imprisoned in a wooden frame,and defending himself against an invisible danger which he has taken on his own free will.But we are standing below,pushed away,without existence,and looking at this man."