Fire in the Sky
World War I : [Paul Townend, Over No Man's Land, 1916]Book - 2013
Paul Townend has wanted to be a pilot ever since he saw his first plane. So as soon as he turns nineteen, he leaves his farm near Winnipeg to join the Royal Naval Air Service. Within months of enlisting, he is engaging in dogfights over France and the English Channel, including a skirmish with the infamous Red Baron.
When Paul returns home to Canada, he's shaken by his experiences but proud of what he and the other pilots have achieved.
Packed with nail-biting, high-flying action and fascinating insights into the early days of aerial warfare, Fire in the Sky is sure to be the new favourite of young history buffs and adventure-lovers alike.
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Paul Townend trains and becomes a pilot in the first world war. He befriends Billy, another Canadian, and they support each other while many on their teams are dying. While Paul's brother is fighting in the trenches, Paul fights in the sky. And, he meets Nellie, a pretty English farmgirl. This truely phenominal story of a Canadian pilot shows the hardships of war, loss and grief, but also demonstrates the importance of having friends, especially in times like these. Paul also find that not all people understand, and finds that his brother is one of the others who truly understands back home. But will he survive when his squadron is set against the infamous Red Baron?
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