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Palliativity 203: Flying Aces

Posted on August 1, 2013

I’ve always been a little obsessed with flight, the WWI era to be specific. Humans have been dreaming of soaring thru the skies for all of history.

It’s no surprise that it only took about a decade to go from dirigibles and Kitty Hawk to bombing runs and dogfighting.

I recommend this entire series, which can be found on Youtube, but here is the portion of the bloody fight in the skies:

WWI Flying Ace Lafayette Escadrille Mess Song, 1916

“We meet ’neath the sounding rafters,

The walls around us are bare;

They echo the peal of laughter;

It seems that the dead are there.


“So stand by your glasses steady,

This world is a web of lies.

Here’s a toast to the dead already;

Hurrah for the next man who dies.


“Cut off from the land that bore us,

Betrayed by the land that we find,

The good men have gone before us,

And only the dull left behind.


“So stand by your glasses steady,

The world is a web of lies.

Then here’s to the dead already,

And hurrah for the next man who dies.”

Fly-by, ©MMXII


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