Aces High by Alan Clark
(Bloomsbury Reader)

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First published in 1973, Aces High is the vivid chronicle of aerial warfare during World War One.

Clark gives a gripping account of the flying aces - Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), Mick Mannock, Rene Fonck, Georges Guynemer, Albert Ball - whose life expectancy was measured in days: they were forbidden to carry parachutes; they lived in dread of being shot down in flames.

About Alan Clark

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Alan Clark, 1928 -1999A British Conservative MP and diarist, Clark is perhaps best known from the years that he served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade, and Defence, and in the Privy Council. Despite being a slightly controversial character politically, he wrote throughout his life and parts of his diaries were published and subsequently televised. He was the author of several books of military history, including his controversial work The Donkeys (1961), which is considered to have inspired the musical satire, Oh, What a Lovely War! And Aces High, The War in the Air Over the Western Front 1914-18 (1973)
Published September 28, 2011 by Bloomsbury Reader. 162 pages
Genres: History, War, Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction

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