New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

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  1. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, about 3 years ago

    No,“Join the Air Service AND Serve in France” was an incentive back then, although the aviators very quickly developed a sense of realism about their chances (one pilot explained why he liked the SPAD XIII better than the earlier, inferior Nieuport 28: “The Spad is faster. If you get in trouble, it’s easier to run away.”)

  2. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, about 3 years ago

    Of course, you’ll have to learn the language first, so sign up today for Crabtree’s French for Englishmen!
    :
    Lesson one: “Good moaning.”

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    At least serving in France beat flying in Iran in the twenties … the recruiting posters didn’t mention what happened if you were shot down and captured by Arabs!
    Of course, the choirs always had a good stock of sopranos…

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    Nieuport Type 28: Maximum Speed: 121 MPH

    SPAD S. XIII Maximum Speed: 139 MPH

    Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Maximum Speed: 1,157 MPH

  5. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, about 3 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    Fine, bring a Raptor to 1918 and you’ll see what Dean McLaughlin was talking about when he wrote “Hawk Among The Sparrows.” In 1918, the Spad XIII was about 15% faster than the Nieuport 28. That’s a major difference when the maximum range for a gun fight was about 150 meters. 50 meters or less was more common.

  6. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, about 3 years ago

    It’s Lord Kitchener:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Kitchener_Wants_You

  7. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    didn’t the germans call the canadian corps, shock troops? and, much praise to the canadian corps at vimy ridge.

  8. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    @BillThompson

    My comparison of speeds is just that, a comparison of speeds. I meant nothing beyond that.

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago

    Not to forget the Philadelphia Experiment…similar idea.

  10. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    F-14s, actually.

  11. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, about 3 years ago

    That’s not very good incentive!

  12. Cloudster

    Cloudster said, about 3 years ago

    @Sherlock: Listen carefully for I shall say this only once, for I am in GREAT pain.

    I managed to find a couple ‘Allo ’Allo DVDs last year, made me quite happy. I’d love to have the entire set, but that’s a fair amount of coin.

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    It’s one of the “secrets” of World War 2 (as in, Hollywood ignores it) that Canadian troops were a force to be feared. As for the Vimy Ridge memorial, Hitler was so enamored of it that he toured it personally in 1940, and took pains to make sure it was left undamaged during the war, leaving SS troops to guard it not only from the Allies, but from his own soldiers.

  14. kea

    kea said, about 3 years ago

    Join the Air Service and avoid having to see the people you’re killing.

  15. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, about 3 years ago

    Or, there’s this:
    http://www.december7.com/WW-I-Classics28/28BritEmpire/img31.gif

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