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Allied air ministries on matters which included such things as the proposed transfer. When Pershing set up his air staff, he divided the Air Service, American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.), into two segments. The Zone of the Advance, ...

Author: Philip M. Flammer

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820331263

Category: History

Page: 264

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The Vivid Air recreates the story of the famed Lafayette Escadrille, the American volunteer unit which fought with the French during World War I. A unique and elite squadron since its inception, the unit was destined for world renown even before it flew its first mission. Their role as the "vanguard of American volunteers" and the remarkably high caliber of the Lafayette Escadrille pilots easily set them apart and ignited the admiration of the world. The idealized 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. Yet when the war came to its tragic end, widespread appreciation for crusading idealism lay buried in the ruins, and with it the true story of the Lafayette Escadrille. Philip Flammer's clear, fully documented study is the first complete scholarly account of this singular volunteer fighting unit, based on extensive research in Europe and the United States.
2008-05-01 By Philip M. Flammer

Author: Philip M. Flammer


ISBN: OCLC:164612434



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Author: Catharine Cool

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 9780741436979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 345

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2006-12 By Catharine Cool

Ex : ' Born of the sun , they travelled a short while towards the sun , / And left the vivid air signed with their honour ' ( Stephen Spender , I Think Continually of Those ' ) . For another example , see distinction * .

Author: Bernard Marie Dupriez

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802068030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 545

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Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, "Gradus" calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.'
1991-01-01 By Bernard Marie Dupriez

Author: Ralph Gustafson

Publisher: Sono Nis

ISBN: UOM:39015030749298

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 115

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1980 By Ralph Gustafson

Graham Mottram provides details on these developments in an excellent paper “Early Aero Engines.” See also W. O. Bentley's book My Life and My Cars. Flood, First to Fly, 10. Reynolds, They Fought for the Sky, 16. Flammer, The Vivid Air, ...

Author: Steven T. Tom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811768108

Category: History

Page: 320

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Five weeks after the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914, American Kiffin Rockwell was on a ship for France. The United States would not join the war nearly three years, but Rockwell believed it was time to fight. In France, he joined the elite French Foreign Legion and was soon fighting in the trenches of the Western Front. A combat wound in 1915 rendered him unfit to fight on the ground, so Rockwell volunteered to fight in the air, joining the brand-new Lafayette Escadrille, a storied fighter squadron of volunteer pilots, most of them American, most of them wealthy aristocrats. In May 1916, Rockwell became the first pilot to score a victory for the new unit when he shot down a German plane and soon after was wounded in the skies over Verdun. He flew the Lafayette Escadrille’s every mission until his death in aerial combat in September 1916. First to Fight is a high-octane drama of a remarkable soldier and pilot who fought in the trenches and in the skies during World War I. It is the story of one of the first American fighter pilots at the dawn of aerial combat, the era of the Red Baron, with dogfighting biplanes high above the trench lines. But more than a World War I story, more than an aviation story, this is the story of an idealist who volunteered—long before his country drafted its first soldier—to fight, and ultimately die, in defense of civilization.
2019-10-01 By Steven T. Tom

For here jets life fresh and stinging in the vivid air : The winds laugh to the jovial Earth : The day is keen with Autumn's fine flavor of having done the year's work : Earth , in her festival , calls her children to 55 Immoral.

Author: James Oppenheim


ISBN: UOM:39015000595754

Category: American poetry

Page: 211

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1916 By James Oppenheim

Quoted in Phillip M. Flammer , The Vivid Air : The Lafayette Escadrille ( Athens : The University of Georgia Press , 1981 ) , p . 134 . . 6. James Norman Hall in Hall and Nordhoff , eds . , The Lafayette Flying Corps , I , p . 461 7 .

Author: Roger Gene Miller


ISBN: UOM:39015075629603

Category: Government publications

Page: 68

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Navarre's wearing of the silk stocking on his head is noted in Ezra Bowen , Knights of the Air ( Alexandria , Va . ... ABRR , “ Turned Down by My Country , ” “ Princes and Heels ” ; Flammer , The Vivid Air , 172.

Author: Craig Lloyd

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820328189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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Although he was the first African American fighter pilot, Eugene J. Bullard is still a relative stranger in his homeland. An accomplished professional boxer, musician, club manager, and impresario of Parisian nightlife between the world wars, Bullard found in Europe a degree of respect and freedom unknown to blacks in America. There, for twenty-five years, he helped define the expatriate experience for countless other African American artists, writers, performers, and athletes. This is the first biography of Bullard in thirty years and the most complete ever. It follows Bullard's lifelong search for respect from his poor boyhood in Jim-Crow Georgia to his attainment of notoriety in Jazz-Age Paris and his exploits fighting for his adopted country, for which he was awarded the Croix de Guerre. Drawing on a vast amount of archival material in the United States, Great Britain, and France, Craig Lloyd unfolds the vibrant story of an African American who sought freedom overseas. Lloyd provides a new look at the black expatriate community in Paris, taking readers into the cabarets where Bullard rubbed elbows with Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, and even the Prince of Wales. Lloyd also uses Bullard's life as a lens through which to view the racism that continued to dog him even in Europe in his encounters with traveling Americans. When Hitler conquered France, Bullard was wounded in action and then escaped to America. There, his European successes counted for little: he spent his last years in obscurity and hardship but continued to work for racial justice. Eugene Bullard, Black Expatriate in Jazz-Age Paris offers a fascinating look at an extraordinary man who lived on his own terms and adds a new facet to our understanding of the black diaspora.
2006-01-01 By Craig Lloyd

... to all of the roughly two hundred Americans who flew with the French, most of whom, like Bullard, were scattered in various squadrons throughout the French Air Service (see Philip M. Flammer, The Vivid Air: The Lafayette Escadrille ...

Author: Robert J. Jakeman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817308599

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

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In the Persian Gulf War, Americans of all races fought in integrated units under the leadership of the first African-American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Indeed, the United States armed forces of the 1990s are arguably the most integrated institution in American society. But it was not always so.
1996-04-30 By Robert J. Jakeman