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title Death From Above: Island Fliers in World War One
creator Morrsion, J. Clinton Jr.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The following article has been excerpted from a longer manuscript-in-progress, "Hell Upon Earth, "apersonal account of the First World War along the Western Front as witnessed by a representative group of Island soldiers. It is not meant as a comprehensive military record of events at the front. Rather, by seeing through the eyes of Island soldiers, it is intended to reveal the human side of that immense conflict. In scope and intensity, World War I was like nothing before it, a carnival of death that lasted from August, 1914 to November, 1918 and engulfed virtually all of the world's great powers. Ten million soldiers died; another 20,000,000 were wounded. So unprecedented was the conflict that, until the advent of another, even greater struggle in 1939, it was known simply as uthe Great War." While the war on the ground on the Western Front settled into a massive, bloody stalemate, soldiers' eyes turned to the skies, where a different kind of war —a war of speed, adventure, single combat, and even chivalry — was being fought in machines that had been the stuff of dreams only a decade before. In this excerpt, Mr. Morrison writes of Islanders' involvement in the war in the air. The manuscript has been adapted for inclusion here.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-291
source 22
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Death From Above: Island Fliers in World War One
creator Morrsion, J. Clinton Jr.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The following article has been excerpted from a longer manuscript-in-progress, "Hell Upon Earth, "apersonal account of the First World War along the Western Front as witnessed by a representative group of Island soldiers. It is not meant as a comprehensive military record of events at the front. Rather, by seeing through the eyes of Island soldiers, it is intended to reveal the human side of that immense conflict. In scope and intensity, World War I was like nothing before it, a carnival of death that lasted from August, 1914 to November, 1918 and engulfed virtually all of the world's great powers. Ten million soldiers died; another 20,000,000 were wounded. So unprecedented was the conflict that, until the advent of another, even greater struggle in 1939, it was known simply as uthe Great War." While the war on the ground on the Western Front settled into a massive, bloody stalemate, soldiers' eyes turned to the skies, where a different kind of war —a war of speed, adventure, single combat, and even chivalry — was being fought in machines that had been the stuff of dreams only a decade before. In this excerpt, Mr. Morrison writes of Islanders' involvement in the war in the air. The manuscript has been adapted for inclusion here.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-291
source 22
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.