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Aces Up

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Author: Covington Clarke (Clarke Venable)
Published: 1929
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,971 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,186
Added to site: 2009.12.18 26049

The WWI adventures of Lieutenant McGee and Buzz Larkin, American pilots for the R.A.F.

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to do observation work for an energetic battery of heavies. So he makes medicine talk with Johnny Bull and with France, and for once he comes out with all the buttons on his trousers. They agree to release all the Americans servin' under their colors who express a desire to get into O.D. under the Stars and Stripes. 'Repatriation' was the flossy name they gave it, but I call it homesickness. A lot of the wayward sons jumped at it quick, and we're 'way ahead on the game, any way you look at it. Now take some of those boys in the Lafayette Escadrille. Why, if they--"

Yancey's voice droned on, but McGee no longer heard what he was saying, though to all appearances he was paying courteous attention. But as a matter of fact his eyes were resting upon Lieutenant Siddons, and he was cudgelling his brain in an effort to remember where he had seen him before. The blond, curly hair; the rather square face and brow; the thin lips, the calm, cold grey eyes; and the air of self-satisfied assurance, all were part o

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

I think this is a Juvenile. American air forces are subject to quite comprehensive spying activity on the part of the enemy, and that's just for starters.



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