By C. Shores, N. Franks, R. Guest
The main finished booklet written at the aces of the British Empire struggling with scouts devices in the course of global battle I, covers British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African and American pilots who have been concerned, has over 800 biographies of person scouts with their complete background, there's additionally a listing of aces among gunners, bomber and Corps pilots.
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Population 47,000. Suitable base for Tours 6 and 7. Previously known as Châlons-sur-Marne. Epernay: 120 km east of Paris. Population 25,000. Suitable base for Tours 6 and 7. La Ferté-sous-Jouarre: 58 km east of Paris. Population 9,000. Suitable base for Tours 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Meaux: 41 km east of Paris. Population 50,000. Suitable base for Tours 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Sézanne: 103 km east of Paris. Population 5,000. Suitable base for Tours 3, 6 and 7. Troyes: 142 km east-south-east of Paris. Population 63,000.
Happy those who have died for their hearth and fire, and the poor honours of their ancestral house. Happy those who have died, for they have returned into the primordial clay and earth. Happy those who have died in a just war. Happy the ripe ears of corn, the harvested wheat. Péguy has been acclaimed as one of the great French writers of his age, but the irony of his work is that he became famous only after his death – and, indeed, precisely because of the circumstances in which he died. During his lifetime he had not been widely known.
The key element was the formation of a new force – soon designated the 6e armée – outside the path of the oncoming German armies, and in a position to strike into their western flank. To help create this additional army, Joffre shifted corps by railway from his right wing, whose position had already stabilized amid the mountains and fortresses of eastern France. By the beginning of September France still seemed to be on the brink of disaster, and its government left for the safety of Bordeaux in the face of the relentless German advance on Paris.
Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces, 1915-1920 by C. Shores, N. Franks, R. Guest