By Alan Clark
First released in 1973, this is often an account of these forbidden to hold parachutes; they lived in dread of being shot down in flames; their lifestyles expectancy was once measured in days...
But those have been the flyers who grew to become legends of their personal life-times - Albert Ball, Manfred von Richthofen, Mick Mannock, Rene Fonck, Georges Guynemer.
Aces excessive is the bright chronicle of aerial battle in the course of 5 turbulent years.
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Aces High: The War in the Air Over the Western Front 1914-18 by Alan Clark