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By Clark Alan

Aces High serves to remind us that, if no longer a completely scrupulous flesh presser, nor an ideal husband, Alan Clark quite used to be an excellent army historian.

There has advanced whatever of a fable in regards to the struggle within the air among 1914-1918. the parable is going that, whereas within the dust and gore of the trenches under any idealism and chivalry speedy sputtered and died, within the purer air above the final noble heroes battled in one-to-one dogfights like knights of outdated. it's a fantasy that Clark shoots down in flames, with attribute iconoclasm.

One of the good RFC aces was once Mick Mannock, famed for his stumble upon with a coaching teacher, out in a formation of six, with 5 of his very green-horned students. Mannock first shot down the trainer after which ruthlessly pursued all of the rookies and shot them down one after the other. This wasn't chivalry, it used to be warfare, and even if extra dependent to observe, it used to be each piece as deadly as Passchendaele.

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