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By Alan Clark

First released in 1973, this can be an account of these forbidden to hold parachutes; they lived in dread of being shot down in flames; their existence expectancy used to be measured in days...

But those have been the flyers who turned legends of their personal life-times - Albert Ball, Manfred von Richthofen, Mick Mannock, Rene Fonck, Georges Guynemer.

Aces excessive is the shiny chronicle of aerial battle in the course of 5 turbulent years.

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Aces High: The War in the Air Over the Western Front 1914-18

First released in 1973, this can be an account of these forbidden to hold parachutes; they lived in dread of being shot down in flames; their existence expectancy used to be measured in days. ..

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43 THE MEDIA AS GREEK CHORUS For the many members of the mainstream news media, the terrorist attacks may not have been a divinely sanctioned call to arms, but they provided the stuff that journalistic dreams—and nightmares—are made 36 Framing the Iraq War Endgame of. 44 Because New York City and Washington DC are the home bases of our largest print and broadcast organizations, thousands of media personnel were available to collect, prepare, and present the news—and to do so around the clock. Regular programming was interrupted, advertising revenue was sacrificed, infotainment was banished, and a steady diet of crisis news permeated the airwaves and the pages of the print media in the hours and days following the attacks.

And in our grief and our anger we have found our mission and our moment. Freedom and fear are at war. The advance of human freedom—the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time—now depends on us. Our nation—this generation—will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. 16 Given the enormity of the attacks, the inherently evil nature of the terrorist enemy, and our exceptional innocence, military engagement— “every necessary weapon of war”—was essential, Bush declared, to protect ourselves from the threat that terrorism posed to our way of life and our cherished ideals.

And over the next few weeks, the Bush administration would hone its rhetoric and embed the meaning of the attacks into a political morality tale that set the stage for retaliation on a massive scale, an act of retribution that, terrible though it might be, was at once necessary, desirable, inevitable, and unquestionable. It was a tale with a simple and yet intensely compelling threefold theme: terrorist evil’s unprovoked strike against an innocent and freedom-loving nation, restitution through the call to arms in a divinely sanctioned just and noble cause, and the eventual triumph of American virtues and ideals over an ideology of hatred and destruction.

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