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    • Marked for Death

    • The First War in the Air
    • By: James Hamilton-Paterson
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant air "aces" who become national heroes. The reality was horribly different. Marked for Death debunks popular myth to explore the brutal truths of wartime aviation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a swashbuckler but has some interesting stuff

    • By B Taub on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $24.47