May 16, 2021
Falcons of France
Posted by Charles Bernard Nordhoff James Norman Hall

First they learned to fly penguins tricky birds that almost never flew in a straight line.Then, the best of them, went on to master the coveted Hispano Spads, sleek ships that refused to go down.And those who could stand the firey pace became the men of the Lafayette Flying Corps, ready to do combat with the top German aces.Facing crackling machine gun fire, the wings of tFirst they learned to fly penguins tricky birds that almost never flew in a straight line.Then, the best of them, went on to master the coveted Hispano Spads, sleek ships that refused to go down.And those who could stand the firey pace became the men of the Lafayette Flying Corps, ready to do combat with the top German aces.Facing crackling machine gun fire, the wings of their planes often riddled with bullets, they struck at the heart of the enemy s winged power.

  • Title: Falcons of France
  • Author: Charles Bernard Nordhoff James Norman Hall
  • ISBN: 9780891902324
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Falcons of France First they learned to fly penguins tricky birds that almost never flew in a straight line Then the best of them went on to master the coveted Hispano Spads sleek ships that refused to go down And t

    Mike

    Falcons of France is a novel of flying, World War I, growing up, and the moralities of the time Written by two American veterans of the Escadrille Layfayette who later wrote Mutiny On The Bounty , both the action of battle and the routine of the aerodrome are immediately believable I first read Falcons of France as a teenager, barely younger than the novels characters Having reread it numerous times over the years since, the saga still facinates, still captivates, and still ends sooner than I wo [...]


    Garret Vreeland

    Nordhoff and Hall, who later wrote Mutiny on the Bounty , first broke on the scene with this book, fictionalizing their time in the Lafayette Escadrille in WWI This book took me on many flights of fancy through my teen years, a book I d return to over and over The cover alone I ll have to shoot it and enclose it here demanded that I go out and spend too many allowances on airplane models


    Dennis

    I first read this when I was in the 6th grade, probably along about 1969 or so It was the begining of a lifelong interest in the First World War It took me a long time to get my own copy as it s been out of print for years, but thanks to the internet I finally did It holds a special place in my book collection and is, and always has been my favorite read.


    Ronald

    possibly read in fall 1968


    Martin

    Loved the story and the way it made the Lafayette Escadrille come alive.


    Michael Oakley

    I enjoyed it as much as I remembered.



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