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Groupe de Combat 12, 'Les Cigognes' : France's Ace Fighter Group in World War 1 - Dempsey

Groupe de Combat 12, 'Les Cigognes'

France's Ace Fighter Group in World War 1

By: Dempsey

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Published: 20th May 2012
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This book traces the combat history of the most famous and highest-scoring fighter group in France's World War I Aviation Militaire. Groupe de Combat 12 boasted the highest-scoring Allied fighter pilot, Rene Fonck, and France's most celebrated hero of the air, Georges Guynemer. Its ranks included numerous other famous aces, such as Rene's Dorme, Alfred Heurteaux, Albert Deullin, and American volunteers Edwin Parsons and Frank L. Baylies. Additionally, Guynemer was instrumental in developing France's premier series of fighter planes, the SPAD VII, XII, XIII and XVII.

"This is an excellent book - the text is thoroughly readable and the combination of unit diary and personal accounts works superbly. The addition of so many photos and a really great set of colour profiles makes this a real winner. Thoroughly recommended." -Rowan Baylis, "AeroScale" This is an excellent book -- the text is thoroughly readable and the combination of unit diary and personal accounts works superbly. The addition of so many photos and a really great set of colour profiles makes this a real winner. Thoroughly recommended. "Rowan Baylis, AeroScale"" "This is an excellent book -- the text is thoroughly readable and the combination of unit diary and personal accounts works superbly. The addition of so many photos and a really great set of colour profiles makes this a real winner. Thoroughly recommended." --Rowan Baylis, AeroScale

The quest for air superiority (early exploits of GC. 12's squadrons); Gathering the Storks (Formation of GC. 12 and operations over Verdun, Champagne and the Somme); Tragic glory over Flanders (July 1917-January 1918); Resurgence and revenge (1918); Escadrilles and commanders of GC. 12

ISBN: 9781841767536
ISBN-10: 1841767530
Series: Aviation Elite Units
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.6  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1