Setting: World War I France
Twenty hours. Less than one full day. Less than an hour for every year of his life. That was how long Terry Greenwood had spent behind the controls of a Nieuport 28, the 94th Aero Squadron’s pursuit fighter. It was all the preparation he would get before challenging the Kaiser’s biplanes in the skies of France. Not that he thought he needed more.
There was no time to waste in the summer of 1918. The ground war had settled into a horrible stalemate on the Western Front. Masses of infantry charged across blasted moonscapes to obliteration by cannon and machine gun fire. Each acre of land cost thousands of lives. The hopes of the High Command lay in two new technologies, tanks and aircraft. Terry chose the latter.