This magnificent novel of the air is set in the skies over northern France during the last year of the Great War.
It is Spring 1918. Germany initiates a series of assaults along the Western Front in an all-out struggle against the allies. To the men of 303 Squadron, bled by years of conflict, victory seems an impossible dream. Amid sudden death and injury the young pilots pay a bitter price for experience during swift, deadly encounters with the enemy.
Their Commanding Officer, Major Scott Cameron, must confront the future, changing times and the fulfilment of his destiny in the unforgiving skies where no quarter is asked or given. His struggle against an ever-present enemy has ill-prepared him for life at home, where more than his own future is at stake amid the hazards of influenza, conspiracy and profiteers. Scott must put all private hopes and fears behind him as betrayal threatens the very heart of all he loves. Finally, lost in grief and loneliness, Scott is uncertain of everything but his identity as a warrior.
With attention to contemporary detail and vivacity of plot, Ron Eisele's outstanding ability as a storyteller is equalled by his skilful depiction and remarkable feeling for aerial warfare. 1918 Blue Skies Aloft immerses the reader in the brutal demands of a relentless and savage conflict.
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