By Martin O'Connor

This booklet is the results of decades of non-public examine and a number of other journeys out of the country via Marty OConnor, and culminated in what's arguably the definitive paintings almost about Austro-Hungarian aces. The writing during this e-book is neither eloquent nor poetic, however the info is important. OConnor supplies a biographical define of every ace identified in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, together with the variety of victories (and the victory lists of a number of significant aces), any own history to be had at the pilot in query and as a lot postwar info as attainable. the place no info exists relating to things like a pilots birthplace, photograph, or postwar career, OConnor in particular makes be aware of it so the reader is left with out query marks. a number of appendices hint very important information resembling destinations of airfields, maps of conflict components and colour schemes of many aces planes.

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Soldiers. “I feels so sorry for a sick soldier, so far from their home,” said one black woman who fed soldiers chicken, geese, and ducks from her own yard. ” Women may not have been able to enlist, but they could impress upon eligible men the importance of joining the Union army. Amanda Jones, the wife of a prominent drayman in Natchez, pressured black men to join the army and “despised” those who did not. Some draymen participated in the Union effort by hauling commissary stores and giving soldiers transport free of charge.

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