War Birds

Diary of an Unknown Aviator

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,869 / 161 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.5
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 1,503
Added to site: 2010.05.23
mnybks.net#: 27858
Genres: Non-fiction, War

Soaring, looping, zooming, spitting balls of leaden death, planes everywhere in a war darkened sky. WAR BIRDS is a tale of youth, loving, fighting, dying.

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until he sleeps in his clothes including his puttees and shoes. Curtis says he'll be mad as hell if the ship isn't sunk.

We have an ex-cowboy with us named Bird, who has been having a terrible time behaving himself. Bob Kelly was a cowboy out in Arizona for a while when he was trying to shake off the con and every time they get together the storm clouds gather. They are good friends of Springs's and whenever they get started he joins them and tries to quiet things down. One night last week Bird got tired of this paternal supervision in the bar and went down below. Then he started giving his cowboy yell and the matter was reported to the Major. The Major said he didn't want to be hard on anybody but he couldn't overlook it, so he left the punishment to Springs. Springs put him on the waggon for a week. Since then he has been sitting around the table in the bar drinking ginger ale and looking at Springs in a pleading tone of voice so he let him off to-night in honour of the prospects of seeing land to-m


Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

This is really a great diary, honest and revealing. The author tells it as it really was. This is one story that is really worth reading, no wonder there have been so many movies based loosely on this story. One of the best war diary's I've ever read.

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