In The Company of Eagles Author:Ernest K. Gann The time is 1917. It is the eve of an appalling disaster-as General Nivelle and his poilus, desperate to expel the invader from their homeland, are about to hurl themselves at the impregnable Hindenburg line. — High above the bloodsoaked fields of France, fighting with equal desperation, flies a brees of young men who are eith quick or soon dead.... more » They are they airmen of the Royal Flying Corps, of the Imperial German Air Force, of the Frence Air Service-knights of the sky, last hiers of the chivalric tradition,dueling in their fragile flying machines, living with abandon, dying with glory.
Gann takes us aloft with them-with the young Frenchman bearing the ancient name of Chamay, who has dedicated himself to personal vengeance, and with the veteran German ace Kupper, tormented by a love for his Vaterland and a loathing for legalized slaughter. It is a duel between thise two brave men that is at the heart of this novel.« less