Flight to Arras

Flight to Arras is the harrowing story of a single mission over the French town of Arras, an endeavor Saint-Exupéry realized the futility of even as he witnessed it unfolding.

Flight to Arras

Flight to Arras

The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When the Germans first invaded France in May of 1940, the French Air Force had a mere fifty reconnaissance crews, twenty-three of which served in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Group II/33. After only a few days, seventeen of the crews in Saint-Exupéry’s unit had already perished. Flight to Arras is the harrowing story of a single mission over the French town of Arras, an endeavor Saint-Exupéry realized the futility of even as he witnessed it unfolding. Filled with tension, emotion, philosophy, and historical detail, and penned by a master storyteller, this extraordinary memoir serves as a record of a little-known chapter of the Second World War, and an unforgettable portrait of the brave souls who fought despite desperate odds.

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Flight to Arras
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969-10-22 - Publisher: HMH

The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When the Germans first invaded France in May of 1940, the French Air Force had a mere fifty reconnaissance crews, twenty-three of which
Flight to Arras
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Categories: Air pilots, Military
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Penguin Classics

This work stresses French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery's humanistic philosophy.
Airman's Odyssey
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-15 - Publisher: HMH

Three award-winning works of adventure, survival, and the early days of aviation from the celebrated author of The Little Prince, collected in one volume. Ranging from the northern skies of France to the South American Andes, this volume includes two memoirs and a novel, each informed by the lauded pilot
A Guide for Grown-ups
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-01 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A delightful collection of inspiring quotations from the mind of Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, author of The Little Prince. “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than
Wind, Sand and Stars
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Categories: Air pilots
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Penguin Books

In 1926 de Saint-Exupéry began flying for the pioneering airline Latécoère - later known as Aéropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. WIND, SAND AND STARS is drawn from this experience. Interweaving encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured

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